Study on mixed infections with chlamydia and gonorrhoeae.

In order to learn more about the two pathogens chlamydia and gonorrhoeae and to be able to better prevent them in the future, we are conducting a new study together with the University of Zurich.

The research project is being carried out as part of a study partly financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the company Sefunda AG.

Why are we carrying out this research project?
We want to find out whether the pathogen load of chlamydia and gonorrhoeae is greater in mixed infections than in infections with only one of the two pathogens.

What do I have to do if I want to participate? – What happens to me if I participate?
If you decide to take part, you will need to take two rectal swab samples. These swab samples are then tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoeae in the laboratory. The swab collection takes only a few minutes and can be done directly at the checkpoint during your visit. So you don’t have to come to the checkpoint in addition. This is a one-time sample collection. It is done as part of the SwissPrEPared study and takes only a few minutes.

What are the benefits?
You have no direct benefit by taking part in this research project. The study serves to gain knowledge in research. By participating, you will help future clients because the project will improve the understanding of mixed infections with chlamydia and gonorrhoeae.

Risk and burden
There is no risk.

Here you will find the complete study consent form.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly at: medizin@cpzh.ch

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