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Cross-sectional survey of treatment practices for urethritis at pharmacies, private clinics and government health facilities in coastal Kenya: Many missed opportunities for HIV prevention

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Background While bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important cofactors for HIV transmission, STI control has received little attention in recent years. The aim of this study was to assess STI treatment and HIV testing referral practices among health providers in Kenya. Methods In 2011 we assessed quality of case management for male urethritis at pharmacies, private clinics and government health facilities in coastal Kenya using simulated visits at pharmacies and interviews ...

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Mwaniki, SW More by this author
Thiong'o, AN More by this author
Gichuru, E More by this author
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Journal:
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Volume:
89
Issue:
7
Pages:
583-589
Publication date:
2013-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-3263
ISSN:
1368-4973
URN:
uuid:024f2df5-d0c7-480a-b2fc-b63ec4d0bb13
Source identifiers:
447010
Local pid:
pubs:447010
Language:
English

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