Accession Number : ADA374424


Title :   Study of Chlamydia trachomatis in Military Women; Prevalence, Risk Factors, and a Cost Benefit Analysis of Early Diagnosis and Treatment


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 31 Aug 1995-30 Aug 1999


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD


Personal Author(s) : Gaydos, Charlotte A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a374424.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : In the 4th project year, 4,628 women were screened for chlamydia using urine LCR at Fort Jackson, SC. 2,321 also submitted a self administered vaginal swab (SAS). Over the entire project period, at Fort Jackson, there have been 23,010 female recruits at the Physical Exam Section (PES), 888 women at the Troop Medical Clinic (TMC), and 2,278 men have been screened for chlamydia. At Fort Bragg, 482 women were screened at a PAP clinic. Methods: After receiving instruction about chlamydia, subjects were asked for their informed consent to participate in the project. All enrolled subjects answered a chlamydia risk history questionnaire. Study participants submitted a first catch urine specimen and/or SAS for testing at Johns Hopkins by ligase chain reaction (LCR). Those that tested positive received azithromycin. Results: In the, 4th year, 629 women (10.0%) tested positive. Collection of urine over SAS was preferred by women and also performed better than SAS for detecting positives. In male recruits, the chlamydia prevalence was 5.2%.


Descriptors :   *CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , RISK , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , MALES , OUTPATIENT CLINICS , RECRUITS , CHAIN REACTIONS , FEMALES , URINE , ANTIBIOTICS , CHLAMYDIA , COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE