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Are we seeing a true rise in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in men who have sex with men in the UK?
  1. G Haidari,
  2. M E O Perry,
  3. J A White
  1. Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr G Haidari, Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; ghaidari{at}doctors.net.uk

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Public Health England (PHE) recently reported a rise in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in men who have sex with men (MSM) by 61% and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) by 48% in 2011 compared with 2010.1

We hypothesise there is no true rise in gonococcal (GC) and CT incidence in MSM and that recent changes are a reflection of increased testing and widespread use of highly sensitive nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs).

Extra genital testing (at the …

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