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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.
Adu-Sarkodie, Yaw
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 metropolis, Ghana. 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 study. 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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5011
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