Prevalence estimates of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Belgium: results from two cross-sectional studies.

Last updated on 10-1-2023 by Wim Vanden Berghe

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BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is the most diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in Belgium. Screening programs focus on young women, due to the implications of chronic asymptomatic infections for reproductive health. Thereby, the frequency of infections in men and older adults is underestimated. This study aimed to estimate the point-prevalence of chlamydia in the broader Belgian population, to inform evidence-based prevention and control strategies. METHODS: We conducted two cross-sectional prevalence studies of chlamydia infection in the population of Belgium aged 16…

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