alexa Behaviour, knowledge and reactions concerning sexually transmitted diseases: implications for partner notification in Lusaka.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

Author(s): Faxelid E, Ndulo J, Ahlberg BM, Krantz I

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Abstract Available data show that STDs and their consequences are a major health problem in Zambia. This study focuses on factors which could have implications for partner notification, as a tool for prevention. Fifty women and fifty men with STD were interviewed at two outpatient clinics in Lusaka, where partner notification is not functioning optimally. A majority of the sexual partners during the last three months were known by the patients who also stated a willingness to bring more partners than they were asked to do. Women had symptoms for a longer period than men before they came for treatment. They were less aware of symptoms connected with STD and a majority of them did not know that they were receiving treatment for STD. The communication between the health care provider and the patients about disease, treatment and partner notification needs to be improved especially for women. PIP:
This article was published in East Afr Med J and referenced in Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

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