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Prostitutes and Their Clients in the Epidemiology and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(University of Nairobi, 1990)
Health care-seeking behavior related to the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases in Kenya
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify health-care seeking and related behaviors relevant to controlling sexually transmitted diseases in Kenya. METHODS: A total of 380 patients with sexually transmitted ...
Human immunodeficiency virus infection among high-risk seronegative prostitutes in Nairobi
To determine the frequency and duration of antibody-negative human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among heterosexually exposed African women, 56 HIV-seronegative female prostitutes in Nairobi were studied. Polymerase ...
The Nairobi STD program. An international partnership.
Since 1980, Canadian, Belgian, and American scientists have been working together with colleagues in Kenya to understand the epidemiology and biology of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Africa. The rapid spread of ...
Transition dynamics of HIV disease in a cohort of African prostitutes: a Markov model approach
The progression of HIV-related disease from infection to death is represented as a staged Markov model. Transitions between stages are considered reversible. The model is fitted to data from a cohort of African prostitutes ...
Social epidemiology in Africa: slowing the heterosexual transmission of AIDS
Analyzing why the rate of transmission of AIDS varies widely in Africa is the basis for designing strategies for intervention. Promiscuity, i.e. high rates of sex partner change, is not the only reason for rapid transmission, ...
The importance of core groups in the epidemiology and control of HIV-1 infection
In Africa, HIV transmission occurs mainly through heterosexual intercourse. High-frequency transmitter core groups are key to the epidemiology of HIV-1 and STD on the continent. The rapid growth of the HIV-1 epidemic in ...
HIV-1-specific mucosal IgA in a cohort of HIV-1-resistant Kenyan sex workers
Objectives: Most HIV-1 transmission is sexual; therefore, immune responses in the genital mucosa may be important in mediating protection against HIV infection. This study examined HIV-1-specific mucosal IgA in a cohort ...
Focused peer-mediated educational programs among female sex workers to reduce sexually transmitted disease and human immunodeficiency virus transmission in Kenya and Zimbabwe
Peer-mediated education programs in Kenya and Zimbabwe focusing on female sex workers for the control of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have led to increased ...