ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
Screening of Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection among Nigerian university students
Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The goal is to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia infection among University students in one of the Nigerian universities. These students are among the highest sexually active populations in the country. Urine and vaginal swab samples from a total of 200 students of Anambra State University, Uli, Nigeria was randomly collected from student volunteers. 200 students, among who are 140 female students and 60 male students from different background aged between 17-26 years were screened for Chlamydia trachomatis infection. From the result obtained, the average prevalence rate of Chlamydia infection among the 200 students screened was 12.5% with a higher prevalence rate of 10% in young adults aged between 17-20 years and 2.5% for older adults. Out of 140 female and 60 male students screened, 20 females and 5 males were positive while others were negative. From this result, it can be said that young adults between the ages 17-20 had a higher positive result than other age groups. Also, women had a higher prevalence rate of 10% than men with 2.5%. With this result, routine screening of Chlamydia infection on university campuses is recommended in order to prevent further spread and improve public health.