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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--40

Genital chlamydial infection in STD patients: Its relation to HIV infection

AG Joyee1, SP Thyagarajan1, EV Reddy1, C Venkatesan2, M Ganapathy2 
1 Department of Microbiology, Dr. ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Institute of STDs, Chennai Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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S P Thyagarajan
Department of Microbiology, Dr. ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113, Tamil Nadu
India

In the present report, we have analysed C.trachomatis infection and HIV positivity among patients (n-143) who attended the STD clinic at the Institute of STDs, Government General Hospital, Chennai. HIV positivity rate was significantly high among those with chlamydial infection than in those without chlamydial infection (29.5% (13/44) vs. 11.1% (11/99); p<0.05). The results of the present study suggest the association between C.trachomatis and HIV infections and reinforce the need for routine screening for C.trachomatis as a necessary intervention to reduce the burden of chlamydial diseases and to reduce the risk of HIV and its spread in India.

How to cite this article:
Joyee A G, Thyagarajan S P, Reddy E V, Venkatesan C, Ganapathy M. Genital chlamydial infection in STD patients: Its relation to HIV infection.Indian J Med Microbiol 2005;23:37-40

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Joyee A G, Thyagarajan S P, Reddy E V, Venkatesan C, Ganapathy M. Genital chlamydial infection in STD patients: Its relation to HIV infection. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];23:37-40
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