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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(1): 342-349
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.032


Presence of Chlamydia Infection among asymptomatic Female Commercial Sex-workers (CSWs) in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana
Amina Abubakari, Samuel N. Osei-Djarbeng, John Asiedu Larbi and Enoch H. Frimpong
Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, College of Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
Department of Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana
Department of Clinical Microbiology, College of Health sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Distribution and prevalence of Chlamydia infection among asymptomatic female commercial sex-workers (CSWs) in Kumasi was studied using the Rapid Immunoassay Chlamydia Test. The study targeted women (CSWs) aged 18 to 35 years who were actively engaged in sex work. Endocervical swabs were collected from each of the hundred (100) participants who consented to take part in the study. The QuickVue Chlamydia test was used after a pre-tested questionnaire had been administered to capture demographic data. The prevalence of Chlamydia infection was 19.0%. The highest prevalence was recorded among the age group 18-22 years, while low prevalence was found among those above 30 years. The high presence of Chlamydia trachomatis among the asymptomatic CSWs highlights their role in transmission and thus calls for STI education as well as routine screening among sex workers


Keywords: Commercial, Sex workers, Kumasi, Asymptomatic, Chlamydia
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(1): 342-349. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.032