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Demographic and behavioural characteristics predict bacterial STI reinfection and coinfection among a cross-sectional sample of laboratory-confirmed gonorrhea cases in a local health region from Saskatchewan, Canada.

Authors
  • Trecker, Molly A
  • Dillon, Jo-Anne R
  • Lloyd, Kathy
  • Hennink, Maurice
  • Waldner, Cheryl L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
106
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.17269/rcsp.106.4792
PMID: 25955667
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In one of the first epidemiologic studies on gonorrhea in Saskatchewan, we have identified age, engagement in the sex trade, and drug and alcohol abuse as potential markers to identify clients with a high risk of reinfection and coinfection in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. This information can help health care professionals in Saskatchewan's urban centres personalize their approach to counselling and treatment to optimize patient outcomes and disease control efforts, including potentially using expedited partner therapy and/or dual therapy where indicated.

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