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Section 1

- Introduction
- Overview
- Objectives
- Infections
- Most Common
- Ulcerative
- Non-Ulcerative
- Curable
- Incurable
- Factors
- Consequences
- Risk of HIV
> STD Control
- Transmitters
- Containing
- Social Norms
- Condom Use
- Management
- Challenges
- Program Level
- Women at Risk
- Reaching Men
- Adolescents
- Adolescents
- Reaching
- Prevention
- Management
- Summary

Section 2
Section 3


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Section 1 - STDs: An Overview

STD Control: Public Health Strategies

  • Targeting core transmitters for prevention and treatment services

  • Changing social norms
    • safer sexual behaviors
    • condom use

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The next series of slides will describe efforts to address the global epidemic of STDs with various public health strategies. These strategies are the most effective way to prevent STD infection. After discussing these public health strategies, we will describe activities to prevent and manage STDs at the individual program level, focusing on FP/MCH programs.

One public health strategy is to identify people at particularly high risk of transmitting STDs. These people, called core transmitters, have high rates of infection and are most likely to transmit STDs to numerous partners. Once identified, core transmitters are then targeted for prevention and treatment services.

Other public health strategies include attempting to change social norms to encourage safer sexual behavior, such as fidelity to primary partners and abstinence. Condom use should also be encouraged, since male condoms used consistently and correctly provide the best protection against both bacterial and viral STDs.



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