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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

Program Level Activities

  • Global, regional and national level
    • AIDS/STD awareness campaigns

  • Clinic level
    • STD clinics
    • family planning and maternal and child health (FP/MCH) programs

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Public health officials at many levels have altered program designs and resource allocations to reflect a more strategic approach to STD control.

Strategic approaches at a global, regional or national level include AIDS and STD awareness campaigns.

Traditionally, STD control at the program level has been implemented through STD clinics. However, STD services, particularly prevention services, also can be provided by FP/MCH programs.

It is important that such programs implement interventions for STDs that are appropriate to their setting. Factors affecting the degree of implementation include local STD prevalence rates, as well as the program’s infrastructure, personnel and ability to maintain supplies for the diagnosis and treatment of STDs.



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