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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: Encouraging Condom Use

100% condom program effectiveness chart

Source: Hanenberg et al, 1994.
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At the public health level, promoting the consistent and correct use of condoms can dramatically reduce the incidence of STDs. This can be most effective when government programs require condom use by core transmitters.

For instance, sex workers in Thailand reported an increase in condom use from 14 percent to 94 percent between 1989 and 1993. This was achieved through a “100 Percent Condom Program,” instituted by the government that required condom use with every act of sexual intercourse in all sex establishments in the country. Sanctions and fines were imposed on establishments that did not comply. During this period, the combined number of cases of gonorrhea and chancroid in men visiting government hospitals declined by approximately 85 percent. Syphilis declined by 68 percent.



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