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Trichomonas vaginalis among multiethnic female UK students
  1. P Oakeshott1,
  2. J Ahmed2,
  3. P E Hay3,
  4. F Reid1,
  5. S R Kerry1,
  6. A Aghaizu1,
  7. 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}

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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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  • Funding The POPI trial was funded by the BUPA Foundation. Chlamydia testing kits were provided by Gen-Probe Inc.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.