Prostitutes Are a Major Reservoir of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya

@article{Dcosta1985ProstitutesAA,
  title={Prostitutes Are a Major Reservoir of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya},
  author={L. D'costa and F. Plummer and I. Bowmer and L. Fransen and P. Piot and H. Nsanze},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
  year={1985},
  volume={12},
  pages={64–67}
}
  • L. D'costa, F. Plummer, +3 authors H. Nsanze
  • Published 1985
  • Medicine
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Prostitutes are a major reservoir of sexually transmitted diseases in many developing nations. In Nairobi we found that 16%, 28%, and 46%, respectively, of upper-, middle-, and lower-social strata prostitutes were infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Genital ulcers and infections with Haemophilus ducreyi were more prevalent among prostitutes of the middle and lower social strata. A group of 97 prostitutes of the lower social strata were followed longitudinally to determine the rate of… CONTINUE READING
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