What have we learned from sexually transmitted infection research in sub-Saharan Africa?


Mabey, D; Ndowa, F; Latif, A; (2010) What have we learned from sexually transmitted infection research in sub-Saharan Africa? Sexually transmitted infections, 86 (7). pp. 488-92. ISSN 1368-4973 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/sti.2009.041632

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Abstract

Many of the most important research findings on STIs in the past 30 years have come from sub-Saharan Africa. African researchers and their international collaborators have led the way in the development and validation of syndromic STI management, in furthering our understanding of the interactions between HIV and other STIs, in the development of evidence-based strategies for the control of HIV and other STIs in high risk groups and in the general population, and in clinical, microbiological and epidemiological studies on syphilis, chancroid and ophthalmia neonatorum. This review summarises the major achievements of STI researchers in Africa in the past 30 years, and discusses the reasons underlying the success of STI research in Africa.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 21113067
Web of Science ID: 284624400004
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1975

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