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Table 3 Diagnosed STIs, stratified by recruitment method: n (%); results for lifetime and the previous 12 months

From: Self-reported history of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and STI-related utilization of the German health care system by men who have sex with men: data from a large convenience sample

  Chat- & Dating Sites n = 3,267 'Bareback' website n = 447 Medical Facilities n = 671
  Last 12 m. Lifetime Last 12 m. Lifetime Last 12 m. Lifetime
HIV 55 (1.7)§ 217 (6.6) 61 (13,7)§ 240 (53.7) 68 (10,1)§ 417 (62.1)
HCV 16 (0.5) 33 (1.0) 16 (3.6) 27 (6.0) 19 (2.8) 46 (6.9)
Chlamydia 69 (2.1) 191 (5.8) 46 (10.3) 106 (23.7) 55 (8.2) 135 (20.1)
Syphilis 81 (2.5) 238 (7.3) 77 (17.2) 169 (37.8) 64 (9.5) 191 (28.5)
Gonorrhoea (urethral) 101 (3.1) 425 (13.0) 74 (16.6) 180 (40.3) 47 (7.0) 211 (31.4)
Gonorrhoea (rectal) 26 (0.8) 76 (2.3) 19 (4.3) 49 (11.0) 22 (3.3) 68 (10.1)
Gonorrhoea (pharyngeal) 14 (0.4) 36 (1.1) 5 (1.1) 20 (4.5) 10 (1.5) 20 (3.0
Any of the above (not HIV) 233 (7.1) 688 (21.1) 167 (37.4) 293 (65.5) 152 (22.7) 380 (56.6)
Of those: Informed partner(s) 98 (42.1)   68 (40.7)   111 (73.0)  
  1. § Latest HIV test in 2005 or 2006 (i.e. within the previous 18 months); assuming that HIV-testing is equally spread over the year, this value was adjusted to 12 months