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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

Public Health Strategies: Core Transmitters

Core Transmitters spreading diagram

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Public health strategies include keeping the STD epidemic from spreading from core transmitters into the general population. The most common core transmitters are sex workers of either sex.

STDs are usually spread from core transmitters to the general population by people who have sex with both groups. For example, men who interact with sex workers are likely to acquire an STD infection. If infected, those men can transmit the infection to their partners at home.

Other examples of core transmitters can include truck drivers and military men. Sexually active, unmarried youth also tend to fuel the STD epidemic because many of them change partners relatively frequently.

Designing STD control programs that target core transmitters without stigmatizing such individuals is a challenge.



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