antibody to herpes simplex virus type 2 as a marker of sexual risk behavior in rural tanzania.a serosurvey was conducted in a random sample of 259 women and 231 men in 12 rural communities in mwanza region, tanzania, using a type-specific elisa for herpes simplex virus type 2 (hsv-2) infection. seroprevalence rose steeply with age to approximately 75% in women >=25 years old and 60% in men >=30. after adjusting for age and residence, hsv-2 prevalence was higher in women who were married, in a polygamous marriage, treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (tpha)-positive, had more lifetim ...19999841817
syphilis in pregnancy in tanzania. i. impact of maternal syphilis on outcome of measure the impact of maternal syphilis on pregnancy outcome in the mwanza region of tanzania, 380 previously unscreened pregnant women were recruited into a retrospective cohort at delivery and tested for syphilis. stillbirth was observed in 18 (25%) of 73 women with high-titer active syphilis (i.e., women with a rapid plasma reagin titer > or = 1 :8 and a positive treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay or indirect fluorescent treponemal antibody test result), compared with 3 (1%) of 233 ...200212232834
improved treatment services significantly reduce the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in rural tanzania: results of a randomized controlled evaluate the impact of improved case management for sexually transmitted diseases (std) at the primary health care level on the incidence and prevalence of std.19979412707
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