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Sex Transm Infect 87:369 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2011-050061
  • Miscellanea
  • Letter

Trichomonas vaginalis among multiethnic female UK students

  1. C Y W Tong2
  1. 1Population Health Sciences and Education, St George's, University of London, London, UK
  2. 2Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3G-U Medicine, St George's Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr P Oakeshott, Population Health Sciences and Education, St George's, University of London, London SW17 ORE, UK; oakeshot{at}sgul.ac.uk
  • Accepted 9 April 2011
  • Published Online First 10 May 2011

In their study of HIV outpatient clinic attenders, Gatski and colleagues found a high rate of bacterial vaginosis (67%, 163/244) in HIV positive, mainly African American women infected with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV).1 We recently conducted a pilot study to test for TV in 183 stored self-taken vaginal samples from multiethnic female London students who took part in the prevention of pelvic infection chlamydia screening …

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