At the IUSTI conference on sexually transmitted infections from 27-30 june in Dublin, Prof.dr. Christian Hoebe, professor infectious disease control (GGD South Limburg and CAPHRI research line IPG) received the best oral presentation award for his talk on the femcure study.
The Femcure is an observational multicentre study were the effectiveness of two antibiotics (azithromycin and doxycycline) was assessed for genital and rectal chlamydia trachomatis infections funded by ZonMw. For women virtually no data is available for rectal chlamydia infections. Results from the study showed that the current antibiotic policy is not sufficient in eliminating chlamydia infections in all women.
The IUSTI conference was visited by 650 participants from all over the world and over 50 oral presentations were performed selected from about 300 accepted abstracts.