TABLE 2.

Clinical characteristics of enrolled subjects

CharacteristicNo. (%)
All subjects (n = 1,361)STD clinic subjects (n = 929)
Signs and symptoms
    Complaint of urethral discharge515 (37.9)515 (55.5)
    Genital ulcer diseasea534 (39.3)533 (57.4)
    Dysuria623 (45.8)591 (63.6)
    Observed urethral discharge530 (38.9)530 (57.1)
    Urethritisb593 (43.6)568 (61.1)
STDsc
    T. vaginalis infection98 (7.2)84 (9.1)
    N. gonorrhoeae infection407 (30.0)406 (43.8)
    HIV infection553 (40.6)434 (46.7)
  • a As observed by a clinician.

  • b Four or more polymorphonuclear cells per high-power field.

  • c T. vaginalis infection was diagnosed by culture, N. gonorrhoeae infection was diagnosed by Gram staining of urethral material, and HIV infection was diagnosed by Capillus HIV-1/HIV-2 rapid test and confirmed by enzyme immunoassay.