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dc.contributor.authorSutcliffe, Siobhan
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiro
dc.contributor.authorAlderete, John F.
dc.contributor.authorGaydos, Charlotte A.
dc.contributor.authorJacobson, Lisa P.
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Frank J.
dc.contributor.authorViscidi, Raphael P.
dc.contributor.authorZenilman, Jonathan M.
dc.contributor.authorPlatz, Elizabeth A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T04:44:36Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationSutcliffe, Siobhan, Ichiro Kawachi, John F. Alderete, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Lisa P. Jacobson, Frank J. Jenkins, Raphael P. Viscidi, Jonathan M. Zenilman, and Elizabeth A. Platz. 2009. “Correlates of Sexually Transmitted Infection Histories in a Cohort of American Male Health Professionals.” Cancer Causes & Control 20 (9): 1623–34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-009-9409-9.
dc.identifier.issn0957-5243
dc.identifier.issn1573-7225
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41275509*
dc.description.abstractObjective Several epidemiologic studies have investigated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and later risk of genitourinary conditions with suggestive positive results. While these results may reflect causal associations, other possible explanations include confounding by factors possibly related to both STI acquisition and genitourinary condition risk such as recognized STI-risk factors/correlates, and other factors not typically considered in relation to STIs (e. g., general health-related behaviors or markers of such behaviors). Very few of these factors have been investigated in older populations in which STIs and genitourinary conditions are typically studied. Therefore, we investigated STI history correlates in one such population, the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.Methods We ascertained histories of potential correlates, gonorrhea, syphilis by questionnaire (n = 36,032), and performed serologic testing for Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, human papillomavirus, and human herpesvirus type 8 infection in a subset (n = 651).Results Positive correlations were observed for African-American race, foreign birth, southern residence, smoking, alcohol consumption, ejaculation frequency, vasectomy, and high cholesterol. Inverse correlations were observed for social integration and routine health-related examinations.Conclusions These findings provide useful information on potential confounders for epidemiologic investigations of STIs and chronic diseases, and interesting new hypotheses for STI prevention (e. g., STI counseling before vasectomy).
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisher
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleCorrelates of Sexually Transmitted Infection Histories in a Cohort of American Male Health Professionals
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript
dc.relation.journalCancer Causes and Control
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiro::3b17e788dad605ac69e3dd457b6c41ac::600
dc.date.available2019-08-29T04:44:36Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 22791
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10552-009-9409-9
dash.source.volume20;9
dash.source.page1623


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