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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), and HIV-1 infections in female street prostitutes and STI clinic attendees in Barcelona. DESIGN This was a prospective study carried out in two four-month periods over two years. Urine specimens were tested for CT and NG using a PCR pooling algorithm. Among(More)
BACKGROUND An estimated 30% of HIV cases in the European Union are not aware of their serological status. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a pilot HIV partner notification program. METHODS HIV cases diagnosed between January 2012 and June 2013 at two healthcare settings in Barcelona were invited to participate in a prospective survey. We(More)
BACKGROUND Immigration is a recent phenomenon in Spain. Certain subgroups of the immigrant population may be vulnerable to acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Descriptive study of the seroprevalenceof certain STI (HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis) and the general characteristicsn of persons tested for HIV infection in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of HIV seroconversion and to evaluate the characteristics associated with a greater risk of seroconversion in homosexual men in the period 2000-2003. METHODS We performed a dynamic cohort study of all homosexual men tested for HIV in 20 ambulatory care centers specialized in diagnosing HIV, located in 19 cities in(More)
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