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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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