sexually transmitted diseases are common in women attending jamaican family planning clinics and appropriate detection tools are assess sexually transmitted diseases (std) among women attending jamaican family planning clinics and to evaluate decision models as alternatives to std laboratory diagnosis.199810023362
risk factors for htlv-i among heterosexual std clinic attenders.human t-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-i) status was assessed in 994 patients attending a sexually transmitted disease (std) clinic in kingston, jamaica, between november 1990 and january 1991 for a new std complaint. of 515 heterosexual men, 36 (7.0%) were htlv-i seropositive, as were 38 (7.9%) of 479 women. htlv-i seroprevalence increased with age in women. a history of blood transfusion was associated with htlv-i in both sexes, significantly so in men [odds ratio (or) 4.7, confidence in ...19957712238
genital ulcers: etiology, clinical diagnosis, and associated human immunodeficiency virus infection in kingston, jamaica.individuals presenting consecutively with genital ulcers in kingston, jamaica, underwent serological testing for human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infection, chlamydial infection, and syphilis. ulcer material was analyzed by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (m-pcr) analysis. dna from herpes simplex virus (hsv), haemophilus ducreyi, and treponema pallidum was detected in 158 (52.0%), 72 (23.7%), and 31 (10.2%) of 304 ulcer specimens. of the 304 subjects, 67 (22%) were hiv-seropositive and 64 ...199910452639
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