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  Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
February 22-25, 2016, Boston MA
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Quarterly STI Screening Optimizes STI Detection
Among PrEP Users in the Demo Project
  Reported by Jules Levin
CROI 2016 Feb 22-24 Boston
Stephanie Cohen1; Eric Vittinghoff2; Susan S. Philip1; Susanne Doblecki-Lewis3; Oliver Bacon1; Wairimu Chege4; Richard Elion5; Susan P. Buchbinder1; Michael Kolber3; Albert Y. Liu1
1San Francisco Dept of PH, San Francisco, CA, USA;2Univ of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA;3Univ of Miami, Miami, FL, USA;4DAIDS, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA;5George Washington Univ Sch of Med, Washington, DC, USA
WEBCAST for Dr Cohen's talk in THEMED Discussion:
Dr Cohen: 'without quarterly screening, 34% of gonorrhea, 40% of chlamydia, & 20% of syphilis would have gone undetected. 89% had condomless anal sex with an average of 3 sex partners of those individuals who had undetected symptomless STIs, highlighting the potential risk for transmitting STIs' - see Table 1..