The role of reinfection and partner notification in the efficacy of Chlamydia screening programs

Heijne, Janneke C M; Althaus, Christian L; Herzog, Sereina A; Kretzschmar, Mirjam; Low, Nicola (2011). The role of reinfection and partner notification in the efficacy of Chlamydia screening programs. Journal of infectious diseases, 203(3), pp. 372-377. Cary, N.C.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/infdis/jiq050

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Repeated Chlamydia trachomatis infections after treatment are common. One reason is reinfection from untreated partners in ongoing sexual partnerships. Mathematical models that are used to predict the impact of screening on reducing chlamydia prevalence often do not incorporate reinfection and might overestimate the expected impact. We describe a pair compartmental model that explicitly incorporates sexual partnership duration and reinfection. The pair model predicts a weaker impact of screening when compared directly with a model that does not accommodate partnerships. Effective management of sex partners to prevent reinfection might need to be strengthened in chlamydia control programs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Althaus, Christian; Herzog, Sereina and Low, Nicola

ISSN:

0022-1899

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:09

Last Modified:

27 Apr 2018 09:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/infdis/jiq050

PubMed ID:

21186257

Web of Science ID:

000286611800015

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.1159

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1159 (FactScience: 202015)

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