Response of a sexually transmitted infection epidemic to a treatment and prevention programme in Nairobi, Kenya.

Citation:
E.N. PN. "Response of a sexually transmitted infection epidemic to a treatment and prevention programme in Nairobi, Kenya.". 2002.

Abstract:

Sex Transm Infect. 2002 Apr;78 Suppl 1:i114-20.
Response of a sexually transmitted infection epidemic to a treatment and prevention programme in Nairobi, Kenya.
Moses S, Ngugi EN, Costigan A, Kariuki C, Maclean I, Brunham RC, Plummer FA.
Source
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. smoses@cc.umanitoba.ca
Abstract
Although it seems possible in a developing country context such as Kenya, given appropriate inputs and a sound approach, to shift a sexually transmitted disease (STI) epidemic from phase II to III, it is not entirely clear how to go beyond this stage, to low levels of endemicity or even elimination. Perhaps the most important challenge now is to expand STI treatment and community STI/HIV prevention programmes to a much larger scale. Although successful programmes have been implemented in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa on a small scale, a significant impact in reducing the STI/HIV burden will not occur until programme reach is expanded to district, provincial, and national levels.
PMID:
12083429
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1765810
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