Evidence of heterosexual bridging among syphilis-positive men who have sex with men.


OBJECTIVE:To explore whether heterosexual bridging among syphilis-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) contributes to increased infection rates among adolescent women in Baltimore City, Maryland. METHODS:Interview data for patients with primary, secondary and early-latent syphilis from January 2001 to July 2005 were linked with their corresponding field records for named exposed contacts to assess prevalence of male bisexual activity and risk profiles of potential male bisexual bridgers and their female sex partners. RESULTS:None of the women with syphilis reported having known heterosexual relationships with a bisexual man. However, 3.9% and 11.0% of the male sex partners of adolescent females and women aged >25 years with syphilis, respectively, self-reported as MSM or named male sex partners. Likewise, 10.3% of syphilis-positive MSM named female sex partners and 3.0% of syphilis-positive men who did not self-identify as MSM named both male and female sex partners. CONCLUSIONS:Sexual network links exist between syphilis-positive MSM and heterosexual women, but the extent of bisexual behaviour among men is not detectable by self-identification and disclosure to female sex partners.


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Cunningham SD,Olthoff G,Burnett P,Rompalo AM,Ellen JM




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  • Factors associated with sex trade involvement among male participants in a prospective study of injection drug users.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:While much research to date has examined female sex trade work, little has been done to evaluate factors associated with male sex trade involvement or to assess their health service needs. This is particularly true for male sex trade workers who are also injection drug users (IDUs). Therefore, the present an...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kuyper LM,Lampinen TM,Li K,Spittal PM,Hogg RS,Schechter MT,Wood E

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

  • Self-administered interventions for anogenital warts in immunocompetent patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Anogenital warts (AGWs, condylomata acuminata) are among the most common STIs and may severely impact quality of life (QoL). Available treatment options are characterised by a high proportion of non-responders and recurrences. OBJECTIVE:To systematically review and meta-analyse the available evidence from r...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Werner RN,Westfechtel L,Dressler C,Nast A

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • Which sexually active young female students are most at risk of pelvic inflammatory disease? A prospective study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To identify risk factors for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in female students. METHODS:We performed a prospective study set in 11 universities and 9 further education colleges in London. In 2004-2006, 2529 sexually experienced, multiethnic, female students, mean age 20.8 years, provided self-taken vagina...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Hay PE,Kerry SR,Normansell R,Horner PJ,Reid F,Kerry SM,Prime K,Williams E,Simms I,Aghaizu A,Jensen J,Oakeshott P

    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • Diagnostic implications of 16S ribosomal assay for gonorrhoea.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:In the absence of a single nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) that is both highly specific and sensitive for gonorrhoea, many have put forward the 16S-based assay as a confirmatory test for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This study was undertaken to evaluate the performance of PCR based on 16S ribosomal gene in ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Verma R,Sood S,Bala M,Kapil A,Das BK,Sharma VK,Samantaray JC

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • HIV non-occupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP) usage among five key populations in China.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine the feasibility of non-occupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP) as a national strategy for HIV prevention in China, we investigated nPEP usage and related sociodemographic and behavioural factors among five key populations at high risk of contracting HIV. METHODS:We conducted a cross-sectiona...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li H,Wei R,Piqueiras E,Chow EPF,Jiao K,Lewis T,Ma W

    更新日期:2021-01-04 00:00:00

  • The role of core groups in the emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial-resistant N gonorrhoeae.

    abstract::Core groups contain individuals who are regularly infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and are able to transmit their infection to a large number of sexual partners. Classical core groups, such as sex workers and their male partners, or men who have sex with men (MSM), have contributed to the emergence and spread of an...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Lewis DA

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • Antiseptic mouthwash against pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a randomised controlled trial and an in vitro study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Gonorrhoea is increasing among men who have sex with men (MSM). We aimed to determine whether Listerine, a commercial mouthwash product, has an inhibitory effect against Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) and an in vitro study, and therefore may be a potentially useful agent for gon...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Chow EP,Howden BP,Walker S,Lee D,Bradshaw CS,Chen MY,Snow A,Cook S,Fehler G,Fairley CK

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • The chlamydia screening studies: rationale and design.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Screening has been recommended to reduce the prevalence and morbidity associated with genital chlamydia infection in the United Kingdom. METHODS:We describe the rationale and study design of the Chlamydia Screening Studies (ClaSS), a collaborative project designed to evaluate screening outside genitourinary...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Low N,McCarthy A,Macleod J,Salisbury C,Horner PJ,Roberts TE,Campbell R,Herring A,Skidmore S,Sanford E,Sterne JA,Davey Smith G,Graham A,Huengsberg M,Ross J,Egger M

    更新日期:2004-10-01 00:00:00

  • Risk factors and pregnancy outcomes in women with syphilis diagnosed using a molecular approach.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To investigate the risk factors for infection and the outcome of pregnancy in women diagnosed with syphilis using a molecular approach. METHODS:Case-control study of pregnant women admitted to a maternity ward, with the cases classified as early or latent maternal syphilis, based on clinical-serological dia...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Casal C,Araújo Eda C,Corvelo TC

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Challenges and emerging opportunities for the HIV prevention, treatment and care cascade in men who have sex with men in Asia Pacific.

    abstract::In Asia Pacific, most countries have expanded HIV treatment guidelines to include all those with HIV infection and adopted antiretroviral treatment for prevention (TFP) as a blanket strategy for HIV control. Although the overall epidemic development associated with this focus is positive, the HIV epidemic in men who h...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: van Griensven F,Guadamuz TE,de Lind van Wijngaarden JW,Phanuphak N,Solomon SS,Lo YR

    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00

  • Markers of local immunity in cervico-vaginal secretions of HIV infected women: implications for HIV shedding.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To link local proinflammatory cytokines with HIV related nucleic acids in cervico-vaginal secretions and the factors associated with them. METHODS:An observational study on 60 HIV positive women attending the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, University of Pavia, Italy. HIV-1 RNA in plasma, proviral...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zara F,Nappi RE,Brerra R,Migliavacca R,Maserati R,Spinillo A

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • Screening for syphilis during pregnancy in Nigeria: a practice that must continue.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To determine the seroprevalence rate of syphilis among pregnant women attending the antenatal clinics of a teaching and a state specialist hospital in Nigeria, in order to ascertain whether maternal screening should be incorporated into routine antenatal care of our hospitals. METHODS:A screening for syphili...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taiwo SS,Adesiji YO,Adekanle DA

    更新日期:2007-08-01 00:00:00

  • Is confirmatory testing of Roche cobas 4800 CT/NG test Neisseria gonorrhoeae positive samples required? Comparison of the Roche cobas 4800 CT/NG test with an opa/pap duplex assay for the detection of N gonorrhoeae.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Recently marketed nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) have improved specificity over previous generation assays. A study to assess the necessity for confirmation of Roche cobas 4800 NG positive samples was undertaken by the Public Health Wales Microbiology ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Perry MD,Jones RN,Corden SA

    更新日期:2014-06-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of weighting for sampling and non-response on estimates of STI prevalence in the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:In addition to researcher-designed sampling biases, population-representative surveys for biomarker measurement of STIs often have substantial missingness due to non-contact, non-consent and other study-implementation issues. STI prevalence estimates may be biased if this missingness is related to STI risk. ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Harling G,Copas A,Clifton S,Johnson AM,Field N,Sonnenberg P,Mercer CH

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea used at point of care in remote primary healthcare settings: a diagnostic test evaluation.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:A new molecular test for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) (GeneXpert CT/NG) has been demonstrated to be as accurate as conventional nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), but performance has not been evaluated in routine primary care, performed at the point of care by clinicians. W...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Causer LM,Guy RJ,Tabrizi SN,Whiley DM,Speers DJ,Ward J,Tangey A,Badman SG,Hengel B,Natoli LJ,Anderson DA,Wand H,Wilson D,Regan DG,Shephard M,Donovan B,Fairley CK,Kaldor JM

    更新日期:2018-08-01 00:00:00

  • Using mathematical modelling to estimate the impact of periodic presumptive treatment on the transmission of sexually transmitted infections and HIV among female sex workers.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In settings with poor sexually transmitted infection (STI) control in high-risk groups, periodic presumptive treatment (PPT) can quickly reduce the prevalence of genital ulcers, Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). However, few studies have assessed the impact on HIV. Mathematical model...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Vickerman P,Ndowa F,O'Farrell N,Steen R,Alary M,Delany-Moretlwe S

    更新日期:2010-06-01 00:00:00

  • Risky sexual behaviour in context: qualitative results from an investigation into risk factors for seroconversion among gay men who test for HIV.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The INSIGHT case-control study confirmed that HIV serodiscordant unprotected anal intercourse (SdUAI) remains the primary risk factor for HIV infection in gay men in England. This paper uses qualitative follow-up data to examine the contexts of SdUAI and other risk factors among the case-control study partic...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Elam G,Macdonald N,Hickson FC,Imrie J,Power R,McGarrigle CA,Fenton KA,Gilbart VL,Ward H,Evans BG,INSIGHT Collaborative Research Team.

    更新日期:2008-11-01 00:00:00

  • Symptomatic HPV-related neovaginal lesions in transgender women: case series and review of literature.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Worldwide, transgender women are an at-risk population for contracting sexually transmitted infections. Little information exists on symptoms and characteristics of neovaginal human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and associated diseases. We describe a case series of transgender women with symptomatic HPV-rel...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van der Sluis WB,Buncamper ME,Bouman MB,Neefjes-Borst EA,Heideman DAM,Steenbergen RDM,Mullender MG

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

  • Homosexual men's HIV related sexual risk behaviour in Scotland.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To date, the epidemic of HIV infection in Scotland has been primarily associated with injecting drug use. However, the epidemiology of HIV in Scotland changed in the late 1980s, with homosexual men becoming the largest group at risk of HIV infection and AIDS. Our aim was to describe homosexual men's sexual ri...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hart GJ,Flowers P,Der GJ,Frankis JS

    更新日期:1999-08-01 00:00:00

  • Sexual health interventions delivered to participants by mobile technology: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The use of mobile technologies to prevent STIs is recognised as a promising approach worldwide; however, evidence has been inconclusive, and the field has developed rapidly. With about 1 million new STIs a day globally, up-to-date evidence is urgently needed. OBJECTIVE:To assess the effectiveness of mobile ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Berendes S,Gubijev A,McCarthy OL,Palmer MJ,Wilson E,Free C

    更新日期:2021-01-15 00:00:00

  • The association between gang involvement and sexual behaviours among detained adolescent males.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Data were collected from 270 detained male adolescents (aged 14-18 years) to determine the association between ever having been in a gang and a range of sexual behaviours such as sexual activity, male condom use, sex with multiple partners, and drug use during sex. METHODS:Participants answered survey questi...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Voisin DR,Salazar LF,Crosby R,DiClemente RJ,Yarber WL,Staples-Horne M

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

  • Sexual behaviour and early coitarche in a national sample of 17 year old Swedish girls.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate sexual behaviour in 17 year old girls, using data from a national survey on adolescent sexuality. METHOD:The study was based on two samples of 17 year olds, comprising 2% of the population born in 1973 and carried out in 1990. A school sample and a sample of school non-attenders were recruited in...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Edgardh K

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • Herpes simplex type 2 infection in a cohort aged 21 years.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To measure the prevalence of HSV-2 antibodies in a birth cohort of 21 year old New Zealanders from whom detailed sexual histories had been obtained, and to assess the potential for HSV-2 serology in characterising a young adult population's risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). METHODS:Sera from 784...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Eberhart-Phillips J,Dickson NP,Paul C,Fawcett JP,Holland D,Taylor J,Cunningham AL

    更新日期:1998-06-01 00:00:00

  • A pilot study of the feasibility of a vaginal washing cessation intervention among Kenyan female sex workers.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Intravaginal practices including vaginal washing have been associated with HIV-1 acquisition. This association may be mediated by mucosal disruption, changes in vaginal flora or genital tract inflammatory responses. Reducing vaginal washing could lower women's risk of HIV-1 acquisition. METHODS:23 HIV-1 ser...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Masese L,McClelland RS,Gitau R,Wanje G,Shafi J,Kashonga F,Ndinya-Achola JO,Lester R,Richardson BA,Kurth A

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Association of Mycoplasma genitalium with balanoposthitis in men with non-gonococcal urethritis.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To determine whether Mycoplasma genitalium is associated with balanitis and/or posthitis in a previous study of the role of M genitalium in men with acute non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU). METHODS:In a previous study of men with acute NGU, the existence of balanitis and/or posthitis was recorded. Chlamydia tr...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Horner PJ,Taylor-Robinson D

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • Use of urine polymerase chain reaction to define the prevalence and clinical presentation of Trichomonas vaginalis in men attending an STD clinic.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To determine the prevalence and clinical features of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection in men. METHODS:Men attending a public STD clinic in Baltimore, Maryland, were evaluated between March and July 2000. Clinicians recorded a standardised history and clinical examination. Urethral swab specimens were col...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wendel KA,Erbelding EJ,Gaydos CA,Rompalo AM

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • A cross-sectional survey of attitudes to HIV risk and rapid HIV testing among clients of sex workers in Switzerland.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To assess attitudes to HIV risk and acceptability of rapid HIV testing among clients of street-based female sex workers (FSW) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where HIV prevalence in the general population is 0.4%. METHODS:The authors conducted a cross-sectional study in the red light district of Lausanne for five...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Darling KE,Diserens EA,N'garambe C,Ansermet-Pagot A,Masserey E,Cavassini M,Bodenmann P

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

  • Positive predictive value of the Becton Dickinson VIPER system and the ProbeTec GC Q x assay, in extracted mode, for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Performance of the new Becton Dickinson ProbeTec GC Q(x) assay on the BD VIPER platform was evaluated to ascertain whether confirmatory testing is required in our clinical setting. METHODS:Positive predictive value (PPV) was determined by comparison with culture and a confirmatory nucleic acid amplification...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pope CF,Hay P,Alexander S,Capaldi K,Dave J,Sadiq ST,Ison CA,Planche T

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • Integrated bio-behavioural HIV surveillance surveys among female sex workers in Sudan, 2011-2012.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To assess HIV and syphilis prevalence, HIV-related behaviours and testing for HIV in female sex workers (FSW) in Sudan. DESIGN:Bio-behavioural surveys using respondent-driven sampling were carried out among FSW in the capital cities of 14 states in Sudan in 2011-2012. HIV and syphilis testing was done by ra...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Elhadi M,Elbadawi A,Abdelrahman S,Mohammed I,Bozicevic I,Hassan EA,Elmukhtar M,Ahmed S,Abdelraheem MS,Mubarak N,Elsanousi S,Setayesh H

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • HIV in female sex workers in five border provinces of Vietnam.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To determine the prevalence of HIV and associated risk factors among female sex workers (FSWs) in border provinces of Vietnam. METHODS:911 FSWs in five border provinces of Vietnam (Lai Chau, Quang Tri, Dong Thap, An Giang, and Kien Giang) were enrolled in a cross sectional study. Subjects were interviewed u...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Thuong NV,Nhung VT,Nghia KV,Tram LT,O'Farrell N

    更新日期:2005-12-01 00:00:00