STD pattern in a selected Malagasy population

STD pattern in a selected Malagasy population

Harms G, Matull R, Rarivoharilala E, Rasamindrakotroka A, Randrianasolo D, Kirsch T; International Conference on AIDS.

Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11; 9: 733 (abstract no. PO-C20-3095).

Landesinstitut fur Tropenmedizin Berlin, FRG.

As other countries, Madagascar decided to organize programs for the control and prevention of STDs in conjunction with Aids control programs. The purpose of this study was to generate base-line data on the pattern of STDs and behavioural elements relevant to STD control. Every day during 4 months, the first 6 untreated patients with a genito-urethral affection presenting at the STD service of the IHS were selected. A questionnaire concerning demographic and behavioural data and symptoms of STDs was filled in. Following a fixed investigation schedule for urethral discharge, vaginal discharge and genital ulcers, laboratory investigations included the diagnosis of gonorrhea, chancroid, Donovanosis, Syphilis, other bacteria and their antimicrobial susceptibility towards relevant drugs, Candida, Chlamydia-, Herpes virus 1 and 2-, HBV- and HIV-infection. The analysis with consequences for the clinical and public health management of STDs in Madagascar will be presented.

Publication Types:
  • Meeting Abstracts
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia
  • Demography
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV Infections
  • Humans
  • Madagascar
  • Population
  • Population Groups
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Syphilis
  • therapy
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