Enhanced Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening for Mycoplasma genitalium in Human Immunodeficiency Virus -Infected US Air Force Personnel

Shilpa Hakre*, Rosemary O. Casimier, Brooke A. Danboise, Sheila A. Peel, Nelson L. Michael, Paul T. Scott, Jason F. Okulicz

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Abstract

Three-site genital and extragenital screening for Mycoplasma genitalium in 102 asymptomatic Air Force members with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection revealed 19 (18.6%) cases of M. genitalium, commonly (58%) in rectal samples. Because M. genitalium is associated with both HIV acquisition and transmission, these findings suggest that it should be included in routine screening of HIV-infected individuals for sexually transmitted infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1588
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume65
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mycoplasma genitalium HIV Air Force

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