The global control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) represents a daunting task, and there have been very few examples of success.
The scope of the STD problem in China before the formation of the Peoples'Republic and the effects of a governmental STD control program were reviewed.
In major cities, 10% of the population had syphilis, reaching 50% prevalence in some rural minorities.
By 1964, STDs in China were virtually eliminated through a program that destigmatized STDs, provided an infrastructure for case finding and therapy, and eliminated prostitution.
The Peoples'Republic of China demonstrated the possibility of eliminating STDs, at least for some period of time.
Although the Chinese approach may not be ideal for Western democracies, understanding some features of the Chinese program may help in designing a strategy for the eradication of human immunodeficiency virus when or if treatment becomes available.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Efficacité, Chine, Asie, Homme, Campagne de masse, Eradication, Hygiène
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Sanitary program, Prevention, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Efficiency, China, Asia, Human, Mass campaign, Eradication, Hygiene
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0481829
Code Inist : 002B05F06. Création : 10/04/1997.