Sexually transmitted infections and HIV control efforts

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Dermatology has had a long and close relationship with sexually transmitted infections with the majority having dermatological manifestations. This article reviews the epidemiology of common and significant sexually transmitted infections and is then followed by a weighing up of the many pros and cons of syndromic disease therapy, widely used in developing countries. Sexually transmitted infection control and sex education efforts, in both the USA and worldwide, highlight the continuing significance of these diseases on our lives and society, with the failures as meaningful as the successes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-665
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Review of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006


  • abstinence
  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • sex education
  • sex workers
  • sexually transmitted illnesses
  • syndromic
  • syphilis
  • therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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