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Screening for genital and anorectal sexually transmitted infections in HIV prevention trials in Africa
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  • Published on:
    Screening for genital and anorectal sexually transmitted infections in HIV prevention trials in Afri
    • Marianne L. Grijsen, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Susan M. Graham, Mary Mwangome, Peter Githua, Sarah Mutimba, Lorraine Wamuyu, Haile S. Okuku, Matthew A. Price, Scott R. McClelland, Adrian D. Smith, and Eduard J. Sanders

    Dear Dr. Potterat and colleagues,

    Thank you for responding to our manuscript. We have carefully reviewed your comments. Below, please find our responses to the questions raised.

    The first comment raised concerns the fact that “sexual factors may have played a lesser role in observed HIV and syphilis prevalence’s than nonsexual factors.” The sexual transmission of sexually transmitted infections including HI...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Assessing anal intercourse and blood exposures as routes of HIV transmission in Mombasa, Kenya
    • John J Potterat, Independent consultant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Stuart Brody, Devon D. Brewer, Stephen Q. Muth

    Dear Editor,

    The report by Grijsen and colleagues documenting the high frequency of unprotected receptive anal intercourse (RAI) in young Kenyans at high risk for HIV infection (1) is a welcome contribution to the small but growing number of studies investigating RAI as a specific risk for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa (2-7). Their study, however, presents us with yet another anomaly unlikely to be resolved by the assessme...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.