Adolescentes encuentran fácil tomar sus propias muestras para estudio de infecciones de transmisión sexual

Translated title of the contribution: Adolescents find it easy to collect their own samples to study sexually transmitted infections

Andrea Huneeus Vergara, Mario Fernandez, Andrea Schilling, Paulina Parra, Aleksandra Zakharova

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Abstract

Background: As alternative for patients that fear genital examination, we assessed adolescent´s comfort and ease with self-collected samples for nucleic acid amplification testing for sexually transmitted infections. Patients and Methods: Sexually active Chilean adolescents and youth under 25 years (174 males and 117 females) were enrolled. Females used self-collected vaginal swabs and males collected first-stream urine. A satisfaction survey evaluating self-sampling system was applied. Results: Self-collection was considered easy in 99.3% of the interviewees (CI 95% 0.88-0.98). In women, 79.3% preferred vaginal self-collected samples than pelvic exam (CI 95% 0.73-0.85). In men, 80.3% preferred self-collected first-stream urine to urethral swabs (CI 95% 0.73-0.87). Assuming that self-collected sampling were available, 89.6% of women (CI 95% 0.85-0.94) and 93.2% of men (CI 95% 0.89-0.98) would be prone to be tested more often. Ease of self-collected sampling is not associated with age, gender, educational level or poverty. Conclusions: Chile currently does not have sexually transmitted infections surveillance or screening programs for youth and adolescents. Given self-collected sampling´s good acceptability, it could be successfully used when these programs are implemented.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Chile
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Urine specimen collection
  • Vaginal sampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Adolescentes encuentran fácil tomar sus propias muestras para estudio de infecciones de transmisión sexual. / Huneeus Vergara, Andrea; Fernandez, Mario; Schilling, Andrea; Parra, Paulina; Zakharova, Aleksandra.

In: Revista Chilena de Infectologia, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2017, p. 116-119.

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Huneeus Vergara, Andrea ; Fernandez, Mario ; Schilling, Andrea ; Parra, Paulina ; Zakharova, Aleksandra. / Adolescentes encuentran fácil tomar sus propias muestras para estudio de infecciones de transmisión sexual. In: Revista Chilena de Infectologia. 2017 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 116-119.
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