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Titolo:
Perceptions and patterns of reproductive tract infections in a young ruralpopulation in North-West Namibia
Autore:
Harms, G; Iyambo, SN; Corea, A; Radebe, F; Fehler, HG; Ballard, RC;
Indirizzi:
NACP MoHSS, Windhoek, Namibia NACP MoHSS Windhoek NamibiaNACP MoHSS, Windhoek, Namibia Deutsch Gesell Tech Zusammenarbeit, Windhoek, Namibia Deutsch Gesell Tech Zusammenarbeit Windhoek Namibia , Windhoek, Namibia Inst Trop Med, Berlin, Germany Inst Trop Med Berlin GermanyInst Trop Med, Berlin, Germany Engela State Hosp, Engela, Namibia Engela State Hosp Engela NamibiaEngela State Hosp, Engela, Namibia S African Inst Med Res, Sch Pathol, Natl Reference Ctr Sexually Transmitted S African Inst Med Res Johannesburg South Africa r Sexually Transmitted Univ Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Univ Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS
fascicolo: 12, volume: 9, anno: 1998,
pagine: 744 - 750
SICI:
0956-4624(199812)9:12<744:PAPORT>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED DISEASES; HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS; CHLAMYDIAL INFECTION; TRANSMISSION; TANZANIA; HIV-1;
Keywords:
STD; RTI; asymptomatic; Namibia;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Harms, G NACP MoHSS, POB 13198, Windhoek, Namibia NACP MoHSS POB 13198 Windhoek Namibia 13198, Windhoek, Namibia
Citazione:
G. Harms et al., "Perceptions and patterns of reproductive tract infections in a young ruralpopulation in North-West Namibia", INT J STD A, 9(12), 1998, pp. 744-750

Abstract

Syndromic management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is strongly promoted in Namibia. However, no data are available on rates of asymptomaticreproductive tract infections (RTIs) which would remain undetected and thus untreated in the general population. This study was aimed at assessing the prevalence of RTIs in a young rural population and to gain an insight into their health-care seeking behaviour for RTIs. A total of 97 patients (44 male, 53 female) <30 years of age attending theoutpatient clinic of a rural hospital in Northern Namibia for problems unrelated to RTIs were interviewed and examined. Specimens were taken for investigation of RTIs according to a non-invasive diagnostic schedule. Laboratory examinations revealed 58 infections of the reproductive tract in 42 of the 97 patients (43%). In addition, HIV infection was detected in 13 cases (13%). RTI rates were highest in female teenagers (68%), but no infections were detected in their male counterparts. Of those 42 patients with a laboratory-diagnosed infection, 7 had both symptoms and signs (symptomatic), 16 had neither symptoms nor signs (asymptomatic), and 19 had signs on examination but no symptoms (inapparent). Awareness and perception of symptoms and signs of RTIs were low in the studied population. Provision of adequate treatment for RTIs alone is unlikely to havea major impact on the overall burden of disease since the largest burden of disease was found among those patients (predominantly females) with inapparent infections. Health education on RTIs including STDs and the symptoms they cause together with the importance of early attendance at health facilities and improved access to treatment need to be addressed urgently.

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