Sexually transmitted infections and health through the life course

Ronald H. Gray, Maria J. Wawer and David Serwadda

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780192632890
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723629 | DOI:

Series: Life Course Approach to Adult Health

Sexually transmitted infections and health through the life course

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This chapter examines the effects of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV at different life stages. It draws examples from an ongoing population-based cohort studies in rural Rakai District, southwestern Uganda. The chapter also highlights some of the social and behavioural risk factors for disease, as well as the social and health consequences of disease.

Keywords: STI; HIV; Rakai Project; Uganda; sexually transmitted disease

Chapter.  6866 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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