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Oral and Anal Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae Among Sexually Active Men With HIV Who Have Sex With Men

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  • Michaela Tinggaard, University of Copenhagen
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  • Hans Christian Slotved, Statens Serum Institut
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  • Kurt Fuursted, Statens Serum Institut
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  • Merete Storgaard
  • Sandra Dröse, University of Southern Denmark
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  • Isik Somuncu Johansen, University of Southern Denmark
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  • Kristina Thorsteinsson, University of Copenhagen
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  • Gitte Kronborg, University of Copenhagen
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  • Anne Mette Lebech, University of Copenhagen
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  • Thomas Benfield, University of Copenhagen

People with HIV are at increased risk of pneumococcal disease. We investigate oral and anal carriage rates of Streptococcus pneumoniae by molecular methods among 82 men with HIV who have sex with men (MSM). A questionnaire, oral wash, and anal swab samples were obtained at baseline and 12 months. Oral carriage rates were 32.9% (27/82) at baseline and 41.7% (30/72) at follow-up. Anal carriage rates were 2.4% (2/82) at baseline and 2.9% (2/70) at follow-up. Genogroup 24 was predominant. Results suggest high oral carriage rates of S. pneumoniae among MSM living with HIV. A minority were anal carriers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume225
Issue9
Pages (from-to)1575-1580
Number of pages6
ISSN0022-1899
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

    Research areas

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae, adults, carriage, HIV, sexual transmission

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