Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women Attending Antenatal Care in Tete Province, Mozambique (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)
South African Medical Journal 2008, Jan, 98, 1
South African Medical Journal
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Objective. To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and syphilis in pregnant women. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among women attending antenatal care clinics (ANCs). Blood samples were tested for syphilis using the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and treponemal haemagglutination (TPHA) tests; CT and NG were diagnosed using a manual polymerase chain reaction assay on first--void urine samples. A socio--demographic questionnaire was completed. Results were compared with previous published data on sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence in Mozambique.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: 01 January 2008
- Publisher: South African Medical Association
- Print Length: 8 Pages
- Language: English