HIV Prevalence Among STI Clients: 2008 STI Microbial Survey. Dr F. Hussein Dr B. P. Yadav Dr M. Anderson H Matumo M Bafana B N Soro K Molosiwa K Seipone. Background. Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are a common problem worldwide.
Dr F. Hussein
Dr B. P. Yadav
Dr M. Anderson
B N Soro
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are a common problem worldwide.
Sub-Saharan Africa has a disproportionately high STI burden.
The Southern African region is heavily affected by the HIV epidemic as well as STIs.
Epidemiological and biological evidence strongly suggest that conventional STIs increase the risk of individuals transmitting and acquiring HIV.
Thus control of conventional STIs is essential to limit the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
In the 2002 STI survey of the Ministry of Health the prevalence of HIV among males with symptomatic STIs was 67%, 56% among symptomatic women and 42% among female (FP) participants.
Microbiological surveys are an essential component of any STI surveillance programme.
Last such survey in Botswana was undertaken in 2002.
Clients with STIs attending Primary Health Care facilities in the public and private sectors as well as asymptomatic clients accessing family planning services were involved.
3 cities were covered: Gaborone, Francistown & Selebi Phikwe.
In all, 7 Hospitals, 16 clinics and 9private clinics will be involved.
Out of 1910 received form 30 were rejected