Prevalence and High Rate of Asymptomatic Infection of Chlamydia trachomatis in Male College Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets

  title={Prevalence and High Rate of Asymptomatic Infection of Chlamydia trachomatis in Male College Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets},
  author={Thomas L. Sutton and Thomas Martinko and Steven A. Hale and Mary P. Fairchok},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
Background Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and risk factors for infection are not well described in male college students enrolled in the Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Goal The goal was to determine prevalence of C. trachomatis infection, percentage of asymptomatic infections, and risk factors for infection in a population of male college ROTC students. Study Design We conducted a prevalence survey of C. trachomatis infection and risk factors using urine ligase chain reaction and… 
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