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|Title: ||Prevalence of genital chlamydia and gonococcal infections in at risk women in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana|
|Authors: ||Opoku, Baafuor K.|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||Ghana Medical Journal|
|Citation: ||Ghana Medical Journal, Volume 44, Number 1, 2010|
|Abstract: ||Objective: To study the prevalence of genital chlamydia
and gonococcal infections in women at risk of
acquiring sexually transmitted infections in the Kumasi
Design: Structured interviews and clinical examination
of participants and obtaining vaginal swabs to test for
gonorrhoea and chlamydia infections.
Participants: Women aged between 18-35 years (inclusive)
with a history of having at least 3 sexual acts per
week and having had at least 2 sex partners in the previous
3 months and were willing to be part of the
Results: One thousand and seventy (1070) women
participated in the study. Genital chlamydia infection
was found in 4.8% of participants whilst gonococcal
infection was found in 0.9% of participants.
Conclusion: The prevalence of genital chlamydia and
gonococcal infections was low in these at-risk women.
The prevalence is also lower than reported in other
female populations in the country.
Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae,
at-risk women, Kumasi metropolis|
|Description: ||Article published in Ghana Medical, Volume 44, Number 1 , 2010|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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