The prevalence of abnormal cervical cytology in a sexually transmitted diseases clinic.

@article{Kanno2005ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of abnormal cervical cytology in a sexually transmitted diseases clinic.},
  author={Mettassebia B Kanno and Ruby H. N. Nguyen and Erica M Lee and Jonathon M Zenilman and Emily J. Erbelding},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={549-52}
}
Women seeking sexually transmitted disease (STD) services are at high risk of human papillomavirus infections. Cervical cytological screening with Papanicolau staining (Pap smear) is not consistently offered at public STD clinics. We reviewed Pap smear results on a series of 1000 female STD clinic attendees, abstracted demographics, risk behaviours and STD diagnosis from the clinical record and tested for associations with abnormal Pap smear. In all, 5.7% of the satisfactory specimens (56/993… CONTINUE READING