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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:67
  1. Charles F Gilks, senior lecturer in tropical medicine
  1. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

    Michael Adler, Susan Foster, John Richens, Hazel Slavin Overseas Development Administration, £6.95, pp 136 ISBN 0 902 500 902

    Sexually transmitted infections are highly prevalent in poor countries and are a major cause of loss of healthy life years in women of childbearing age. Recently, they have assumed even greater importance because they are the main reducible risk factor for transmission of HIV. Previously largely ignored, they have become high priority targets for prevention and control. Unfortunately few policy makers and planners, or aid and donor organisations, have a wide general background in this complex subject—a problem which has important consequences for the advocacy and implementation of effective …

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