Objectives: To describe the characteristics of adenovirus urethritis in men. Method: Cases occurred over a 30 month period among men presenting with urethritis to Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic. All cases had a urethral Gram stain and underwent testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, and adenovirus.
Herpes simplex virus 2 infection increases HIV acquisition in men and women: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. AIDS. 2006 Jan 2. 20 (1):73-83. . Corey L, Wald A, Celum CL, Quinn TC. The effects of herpes simplex virus-2 on HIV-1 acquisition and transmission: a review of two overlapping epidemics.
The manifestations of reactive arthritis include the following triad of symptoms: an inflammatory arthritis of large joints, inflammation of the eyes in the form of conjunctivitis or uveitis, and urethritis in men or cervicitis in women. Arthritis occurring alone following sexual exposure or enteric infection is also known as reactive arthritis.
Persistent urethritis after doxycycline treatment might be caused by doxycycline-resistant U. urealyticum or M. genitalium. T. vaginalis is also known to cause urethritis in men; a urethral swab, first void urine, or semen for culture or a NAAT (PCR or TMA) on a urethral swab or urine can be performed.