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HIV incidence among sexual health clinic attendees in England: First estimates for black African heterosexuals using a biomarker, 2009-2013

health practitioners, occupational health doctors and nurses and other colleagues who contribute to the surveillance of HIV and STIs in the UK. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Adamma Aghaizu ... , Daniela De Angelis, Valerie Delpech. Data curation: Adamma Aghaizu, Jennifer Tosswill, Gary Murphy. Formal analysis: Adamma Aghaizu, Daniela De Angelis. Methodology: Adamma Aghaizu, Helen Ward, Gary

Preventing the next 'SARS' - European healthcare workers' attitudes towards monitoring their health for the surveillance of newly emerging infections: qualitative study

Background Hospitals are often the epicentres of newly circulating infections. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at high risk of acquiring infectious diseases and may be among the first to contract emerging infections. This study aims to explore European HCWs' perceptions and attitudes towards monitoring their absence and symptom reports for surveillance of newly circulating...

Is Mycoplasma genitalium in Women the “New Chlamydia?” A Community-Based Prospective Cohort Study

Background. The role of Mycoplasma genitalium in pelvic inflammatory disease is unclear. We conducted a cohort study to determine the prevalence and predictors of M. genitalium infection in female students, to explore its role in pelvic inflammatory disease and to estimate its annual incidence and persistence rate. Methods. Two thousand three hundred seventy-eight multiethnic...

Community-based trial of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial

Background Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is common and can lead to tubal factor infertility, ectopic pregnancy or chronic pelvic pain. Despite major UK government investment in the National Chlamydia Screening Programme, evidence of benefit remains controversial. The main aim of this trial was to investigate whether screening and treatment of chlamydial infection reduced the...