Reducing Reoccurence and Complications of Gc/Ct
Journal Title:Medical & Clinical Research
Gonococcal Neisseria (GC) and Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) infections account for the largest number of reported cases of any infectious disease in the United States. The rates at which these infections occur are on the rise. Gonococcal Neisseria (GC) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infections are also among the commonly curable sexually transmitted infections (STI)(California Department of Public Health, 2011). Though subsequent infections are preventable, reinfection rates are high . As many as 20% of patients, especially females, reacquire GC or CT within six months after the initial positive test and treatment, and it is estimated that as many as 40% of adolescents get re-infeceted after an initial episode of GC and/or CT annually . Chlamydia represents the most common reportable disease in the United States, and has comprised the largest proportion of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported .