Title

Measuring Community Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis Infection to Guide Local Screening Practices: A Process Improvement Project.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000913

Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests screening for Trichomonas vaginalis infection might be considered in high-prevalence populations. High asymptomatic infection rates and poor sensitivity of clinical diagnosis make it difficult to estimate local prevalence. Testing of ThinPrep samples can provide an estimate of local Trichomonas vaginalis infection rates and guide screening practices.

Journal Title

Sexually transmitted diseases

Volume

46

Issue

2

First Page

11

Last Page

13

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Adult; Clinical Laboratory Techniques; Female; Humans; Mass Screening; Middle Aged; Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Trichomonas Infections; Trichomonas Vaginitis; Trichomonas vaginalis; United States; Young Adult

Keywords

Adolescent; Adult; Clinical Laboratory Techniques; Female; Humans; Mass Screening; Middle Aged; Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Trichomonas Infections; Trichomonas Vaginitis; Trichomonas vaginalis; United States; Young Adult

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