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A survey of patients with Chlamydia trachomatis infection: sexual behaviour and perceptions about contact tracing
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2000 (English)In: International Journal of STD and AIDS (London), ISSN 0956-4624, Vol. 11, no 2, 92-95 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to evaluate how patients with Chlamydia trachomatis infection perceived the legal enforcement of partner notification and to seek their views on legislation impinging on their own sexual behaviour. The investigation was performed at STD clinics in Stockholm, Sweden in 1997. Consecutive patients (n=192) answered a questionnaire about sexual behaviour and contact tracing. More men (40%) than women (21%) had had sexual intercourse during the past 6 months with an occasional partner. The mean number (6 months prior to this) was 2.3 partners (1-15) for men and 2.2 partners (1-21) for women. Eighteen per cent admitted to having avoided disclosing the name of their partner(s). Ninety per cent considered it beneficial that chlamydial infection was regulated and that a named partner could be forced to undergo STD testing. Partly based on this report, the government has recommended police enforcement to be removed from the legislation as a tool for contact tracing in chlamydial infections.

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2000. Vol. 11, no 2, 92-95 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-53237PubMedID: 10678476OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-53237DiVA: diva2:81147
Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-12-01Bibliographically approved

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