Community-based trials of sexually transmitted disease treatment: repercussions for epidemiology and HIV prevention.

@article{Hudson2001CommunitybasedTO,
  title={Community-based trials of sexually transmitted disease treatment: repercussions for epidemiology and HIV prevention.},
  author={Christopher P. Hudson},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={
          48-58
        }
}
This paper reviews the scientific basis for trials exploring the relation between sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Mwanza in the United Republic of Tanzania and Rakai and Masaka in the Republic of Uganda. The importance of a study's location and explanations for the divergent results of these trials are discussed. The modest effect on STDs seen in the trial of syndromic management in Mwanza, in contrast to the 38% reduction in the… CONTINUE READING

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