Prevalence and correlates of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among female US federal prison inmates.

@article{Sutcliffe2010PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and correlates of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among female US federal prison inmates.},
  author={Siobhan Sutcliffe and Sara B Newman and Andrew Hardick and Charlotte A. Gaydos},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={585-90}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have observed high prevalences of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among women entering US jails and state prisons (22%-47%). We sought to determine the prevalence among women incarcerated in 2 US female-only federal prisons. METHODS Female inmates were recruited at 2 prisons (n = 624). Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire and provided self-collected first-catch urine and vaginal swab specimens. Specimens were tested for T. vaginalis DNA… CONTINUE READING