Objective To determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections [STIs] among transgenders. Methods A study was carried out on 75 transgenders [TGs] who attended the Transgender Clinic,
at MGMC and RI, Puducherry, during the period from December 2011 to June 2013. All patients were clinically evaluated for any STI/HIV, along with routine screening tests for HIV, syphilis [VDRL] , hepatitis B infection [HBsAg] and tuberculosis [Mantoux test] .
Results Out of the 75 TGs, only 10 [13.3%] were diagnosed with STIs and 2 [2.7%] with 2 STIs each. The most common STI was condylomata acuminata [6.7%] seen in 5 patients, followed by 1 person [1.3%] each with herpes genitalis, genital scabies and Reiter's disease. Only 2 [2.7 %] people were diagnosed with HIV.
Anitta Sara Thampi ,Moutusi Audhya ,
A study on the occurrence of sexually transmitted infections among transgender persons at a transgender clinic in Puducherry, India,
J. Pak. Assoc. Dermatol. 2015;
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