There’s an increased risk of gonorrhea and chlamydia coinfectionsin HIV-positive military personnel, according to a study published in the journalSexually Transmitted Infections (STI). For the study, researchers analyzed datafrom 4,461 participants enrolled in the U.S. Military Natural History Studycohort for gonorrhea and chlamydia at least six months after they testedpositive for HIV. During a follow-up, researchers found that 11 percent ofparticipants had acquired gonorrhea or chlamydia and that the risk wassignificantly greater in young, African-American men with a history of sexuallytransmitted infections.

To read the STI abstract, click here.