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Chlamydia trachomatis infection among sexually active young women in Italy
  1. M A Latino,
  2. L Bello,
  3. A Lanza,
  4. E Leotta,
  5. P Tersiev,
  6. G De Intinis,
  7. E Spagnolo,
  8. C Smirne,
  9. R Grio

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    Objectives:Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease among sexually active adolescents and young adults in Europe. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of C trachomatis among young women in Turin, Italy, and the correlation between some risk factors and C trachomatis infection.

    Methods: In our study 3314 sexually active women between the ages of 14 and 25 were screened for C trachomatis by ligase chain reaction (LCR) using cervical swabs during the period …

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    • Sexually Transmitted Infections receives an increasing number of articles relating to prevalence of STIs or the performance of various syndromic management protocols in different populations. While these are very important for policymakers and clinicians locally, they tend to have limited applicability to other populations. For this reason we will publish these articles, after peer review, in full through eSTI. The paper edition of the journal will feature full abstracts in the “global view” section.