Oral and anal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among sexually active men with HIV who have sex with men

Michaela Tinggaard, Hans-Christian Slotved, Kurt Fuursted, Merete Storgaard, Sandra Dröse, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Kristina Thorsteinsson, Gitte Kronborg, Anne-Mette Lebech, Thomas Benfield

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Abstract

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
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1575-1580
ISSN0022-1899
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4. May 2022

Keywords

  • Anal Canal
  • Female
  • HIV Infections/complications
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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