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risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases among women attending family planning clinics in dar-es-salaam, tanzania.identification of risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (stds) assists in development of treatment algorithms, which are potentially important components of std control when microbiologic facilities are limited.19979155554
high frequency of sexually transmitted diseases among pregnant women in dar es salaam, tanzania: need for intervention.in order to determine the prevalence and characteristics of sexually transmitted diseases (stds) in pregnant women (pw) attending a primary health care antenatal clinic (anc) in metropolitan dar es salaam, tanzania, a randomly selected sample of pw in their second or third trimesters were invited to participate at their first visit. they were interviewed using a questionnaire and underwent genital examination. genital swabs were obtained for microscopy and/or culture isolation of candida albican ...19968997849
oral yeast flora of a population in an area of tanzania bordering an aids endemic zone.mouth swabs from 1,288 individuals in the north mara region of tanzania were cultured for yeasts. subjects were randomly selected from rural and urban areas, and a group of food handlers were also studied. yeasts were cultured from 407 (31.6%) and candida albicans from 141 (10.9%) subjects. a wide variety of other yeast species were also identified.19911800097
validation of a who algorithm with risk assessment for the clinical management of vaginal discharge in mwanza, tanzania.(i) to determine the microbial aetiologies of vaginal discharge in std clinic and antenatal clinic (anc) attenders; (ii) to evaluate the performance and costs of a new who algorithm for the detection of gonococcal and chlamydial infections in women complaining of vaginal discharge and/or genital itching, using a risk assessment.199810023356
risk scores to detect cervical infections in urban antenatal clinic attenders in mwanza, tanzania.detection and management of gonococcal and/or chlamydial infections in women is a challenge, particularly in developing countries where laboratory tests are not always available. the world health organisation (who) has developed a risk assessment approach to identify cervical infections among women complaining of vaginal discharge. we have evaluated this approach as a screening strategy among women attending an urban antenatal clinic (anc) in tanzania.199810023365
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