First, illiterate conscripts were dismissed from military service and were not enrolled in the study. When the appropriate data were available, parameters were drawn from distributions to account for this uncertainty. PubMed Google Scholar
Results and discussion Once DCA had been used to produce a two-dimensional plot of the major variation in the dataset, individuals were labelled with their infection status Fig. DohertyKevin A. Sexual health and HIV positive individuals: emerging lessons from the recent outbreaks of infectious syphilis in England.
Using a dynamical model of syphilis transmission in a core group of MSM that was parameterized with the best available data on the epidemiology of the current epidemic and disease natural history, we evaluated plausible screening strategies that might be employed for epidemic control.
Methods The sexual and other risk behaviour of a sample of HIV positive and negative gay men with and without syphilis was subjected to a detrended correspondence analysis DCA. About this article Cite this article Tuite, BMC Public Health; 3 Re- emerging syphilis in gay men:.
References 1. BMC Public Health 3, 34 doi All interventions were initiated inwith immediate scale-up, and were sustained over a year period.
Sex Transm Dis. Strategies requiring the same number of annual tests are indicated. We assumed a greater likelihood of condom use for partnerships involving men with discordant HIV status, compared to partnerships involving HIV concordant men [ 27 ].
In total, 39, conscripts were selected to participate in the survey by following a sampling plan based on stratification in 2 selection stages previously described.