The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases
. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
For, just when you thought that most sexually transmitted diseases
were at least under control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that there is a multiple epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases
, and it's hitting the Black community like a hurricane.
Note well: Condoms are not 100% safe, but if used properly, will reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases
, including AIDS.
(3.) "Counseling Can Help Correct misconceptions about Sexually Transmitted Diseases
. Center for the Advancement of Health.
Dr Byrne said: "With modern values and a highly mobile and much travelled population, sexually transmitted disease
is no longer an urban problem and is now just as likely to be seen in a rural-provincial setting."
"Women should use condoms to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases
and if they have any worries get a check-up."
They claim sex education in schools gives too much attention to pregnancy, and not enough to avoiding sexually transmitted diseases
In a 466-page study, "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Products Associated with Sexually Transmitted Diseases
in the U.S.," Frost & Sullivan estimates the 1988 AIDS diagnostic products market at $95 million, up from $50 million two years ago.
And don't forget that HIV is a sexually transmitted disease
, Workowski warns, noting that people with sexually transmitted diseases
are at increased risk of acquiring HIV.
The authors conclude that the syndromic approach was not an efficient tool for detecting chlamydia since it had low sensitivity and low PPV, leading to over-treatment and unnecessary labelling of women as having a serious sexually transmitted disease
"The economic costs of this nation's sexually transmitted disease
epidemic are profound," the letter stated.
To the Editor: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), a sexually transmitted disease
(STD) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1, L2, or L3, is prevalent in tropical areas but occurs sporadically in the western world, where most cases are imported (1).