Christian Testa
Harvard University
Psychological interventionMen who have sex with menGonorrheaPopulationAnnual ScreeningGynecologyFamily medicineMedicine
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#1Rebecca Earnest (Harvard University)
#2Minttu M Rönn (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
Last. Nicolas A. Menzies (Harvard University)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately burdened by gonorrhea and face high rates of extragenital (rectal and pharyngeal) infection, which is mostly asymptomatic and often missed by urogenital-only screening. Extragenital screening likely remains below CDC-recommended levels. Since increasing screening coverage is often resource-intensive, we assessed whether improved extragenital screening among men already presenting at clinics could lead to substantial reductions in...
BACKGROUND: Baltimore and San Francisco represent high burden areas for gonorrhea in the United States. We explored different gonorrhea screening strategies and their comparative impact in the 2 cities. METHODS: We used a compartmental transmission model of gonorrhea stratified by sex, sexual orientation, age, and race/ethnicity, calibrated to city-level surveillance data for 2010 to 2017. We analyzed the benefits of 5-year interventions which improved retention in care cascade or increased scre...