Trends in sexually transmitted infections (other than HIV) in older people: analysis of data from an enhanced surveillance system

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Authors

  • AT Bodley-Tickell
  • Babatunde Olowokure
  • S Bhaduri
  • DJ White
  • D Ward
  • And 4 others
  • Jonathan Ross
  • G Smith
  • Harsh Duggal
  • P Goold

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examines the distribution of selected sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in older people (aged >/=45 years) attending genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in the West Midlands, UK. METHODS: Analysis of data from the regional enhanced STI surveillance system for the period 1996-2003. Selected STIs were chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhoea and syphilis. RESULTS: Altogether, 4445 STI episodes were reported among older people during the study period. Between 1996 and 2003 older people accounted for 3.7% and 4.3%, respectively, of all GUM clinic attendances. The rate of STIs in older people more than doubled in 2003 compared with 1996 (p

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-7
Number of pages6
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Volume84
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008