Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections and specimen collection preference among women, using self-collected vaginal swabs in community settings.

@article{Richardson2003PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections and specimen collection preference among women, using self-collected vaginal swabs in community settings.},
  author={Elizabeth Richardson and John W. Sellors and Sharon Mackinnon and Vicki Woodcox and Michelle Howard and Dan E Jang and Tina L Karwalajtys and Max A Chernesky},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={
          880-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chlamydia trachomatis is a common, often asymptomatic sexually transmitted infection. GOAL The goal was to estimate the prevalence and predictors of C. trachomatis among young women using self-collected vaginal swabs, and the preferences of women and physicians for self-testing. STUDY DESIGN A total of 514 attendees of university/college health clinics, adolescent birth control clinics, centers providing health services to homeless youth and adults (street health centers), a… CONTINUE READING
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