Prof. Anne Rogers

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OBJECTIVES To determine the acceptability of opportunistic screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in young people in a range of healthcare settings. DESIGN An opportunistic screening programme (1 September 1999 to 31 August 2000) using urine samples tested by ligase chain reaction (LCR). Data on uptake and testing were collected and in-depth interviews were(More)
The HIV-1 infections detected in an ongoing national unlinked anonymous HIV surveillance program were subtyped and analyzed according to demographic and risk characteristics. Of the 893 anti--HIV-1--positive specimens allocated to an exposure group, 70% could be subtyped. Almost 25% of infections subtyped were non-B, mostly subtypes A, C, and D. Non-B(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between Mycoplasma genitalium, Chlamydia trachomatis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) METHODS: A case-control methodology was used. Swab eluates were processed using the QIAamp DNA mini kit. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for M genitalium was carried out using a real time in-house 16S based assay. An endocervical(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals who repeatedly acquire sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may facilitate the persistence of disease at endemic levels. Identifying those most likely to become reinfected with an STI would help in the development of targeted interventions. GOAL To investigate the demographic and behavior characteristics of sexually transmitted(More)
OBJECTIVE To devise and validate a method for adjusting HIV seroprevalences in pregnant women to estimate population prevalences among all women in their child-bearing years. DESIGN Birth and termination rates from women with known HIV infection in the United Kingdom were calculated according to the likely route of HIV infection and whether HIV infection(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and treatment outcomes among young women screened opportunistically for genital Chlamydia trachomatis and to evaluate the impact of screening in those participating. DESIGN An opportunistic screening programme (1 September 1999 to 31 August 2000) using urine samples, tested by ligase chain reaction (LCR). In-depth(More)
Statistics from genitourinary medicine clinics provide the most comprehensive source of data on the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in England. This is the first report to be published in a journal since 1986. The total number of diagnoses made increased by 5% between 1995 and 1996, the increase for females (8%) being greater than that(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate factors associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). METHODS A case-control study was used to investigate demographic and behavioural factors, and causative agents associated with PID. RESULTS A total of 381 participants were recruited: 140 patients, and 105 and 136 controls in tubal ligation and general practice groups,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the risk factors for four common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in attenders at three large urban genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in England. METHODS Clinical, demographic, and behavioural data on attenders at two clinics in London and one in Sheffield were collected. Risk factors associated with first episodes of genital(More)