Trichomoniasis among men presenting to a sexual health clinic in Melbourne

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Abraham Esha, Fairley Christopher K., Aung Ei T., Bradshaw Catriona S., Chen Marcus Y., Phillips Tiffany R., Chow Eric P. F. (2022) Trichomoniasis among men presenting to a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, AustraliaSexual Health 19, 70-73. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH21240

Abstract

BackgroundThis study aimed to examine the positivity of urethral Trichomonas vaginalis in men attending an urban sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia.

MethodsWe conducted a retrospective analysis of men who were tested for T. vaginalis using nucleic acid amplification test at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between August 2018 and May 2021, and calculated the positivity.

ResultsOf the 893 men who were tested for T. vaginalis, 12 (1.3%; 95% CI 0.7–2.3) tested positive for T. vaginalis. The positivity of T. vaginalis among men who reported sexual contact with a female partner with T. vaginalis was significantly higher than men who were not contacts (18.6% [8/43] vs 0.5% [4/850], P < 0.001).

ConclusionsThe positivity of T. vaginalis was low at our clinic. The high positivity among contacts highlights the importance of partner notification, testing and management.

By J Pope

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