Repozitorij Medicinskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in Zagreb, Croatia

Božičević, Ivana and Đaković Rode, Oktavija and Židovec Lepej, Snježana and Johnston, Lisa Grazina and Štulhofer, Aleksandar and Dominković, Zoran and Baćak, Valerio and Lukas, Davorka and Begovac, Josip (2009) Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in Zagreb, Croatia. AIDS and Behavior, 13 (2). pp. 303-9. ISSN 1090-7165

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    We used respondent-driven sampling among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Zagreb, Croatia in 2006 to investigate the prevalence of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviours. We recruited 360 MSM. HIV infection was diagnosed in 4.5%. The seroprevalence of antibodies to viral pathogens was: herpes simplex virus type-2, 9.4%; hepatitis A, 14.2%; hepatitis C, 3.0%. Eighty percent of participants were susceptible to HBV infection (HBs antigen negative, and no antibodies to HBs and HBc antigen). Syphilis seroprevalence was 10.6%. Prevalence of Chlamydia and gonorrhoea was 9.0%, and 13.2%, respectively. Results indicate the need for interventions to diagnose, treat and prevent sexually transmitted infections among this population.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Croatia/epidemiology ; Data Collection ; HIV Infections/epidemiology ; Hepatitis B/epidemiology ; Hepatitis C/epidemiology ; Homosexuality, Male/statistics & numerical data ; Humans ; Male ; Prevalence ; Risk Factors ; Risk-Taking ; Sexual Behavior/statistics & numerical data ; Sexual Partners ; Sexually Transmitted Diseases/epidemiology ; Sexually Transmitted Diseases/transmission ; Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral/prevention & control ; Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral/transmission ; Syphilis/epidemiology
    Divisions: Katedra za infektologiju
    Katedra za medicinsku sociologiju i ekonomiku zdravstva
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Božičević, Ivana
    Đaković Rode, Oktavija
    Židovec Lepej, Snježana
    Johnston, Lisa Grazina
    Štulhofer, Aleksandar
    Dominković, Zoran
    Baćak, Valerio
    Lukas, Davorka
    Begovac, Josip
    Date: April 2009
    Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2010
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 20:45
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