Using mathematical modelling to estimate the impact of periodic presumptive treatment on the transmission of sexually transmitted infections and HIV among female sex workers.

@article{Vickerman2010UsingMM,
  title={Using mathematical modelling to estimate the impact of periodic presumptive treatment on the transmission of sexually transmitted infections and HIV among female sex workers.},
  author={Peter Vickerman and Francis J Ndowa and Nigel O'Farrell and R. W. J. Steen and Michel Alary and Sinead A Delany-Moretlwe},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2010},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={163-8}
}
BACKGROUND In settings with poor sexually transmitted infection (STI) control in high-risk groups, periodic presumptive treatment (PPT) can quickly reduce the prevalence of genital ulcers, Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). However, few studies have assessed the impact on HIV. Mathematical modelling is used to quantify the likely HIV impact of different PPT interventions. METHODS A mathematical model was developed to project the impact of PPT on STI/HIV transmission… CONTINUE READING

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