Sexually transmitted disease, ethnomedicine and health policy in Africa.
Compared with both industrialized countries and other less developed parts of the world, most of sub-Saharan Africa suffers inordinately from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
It has high prevalence rates of traditional STDs, such as gonorrhea and syphilis, and if accurate seroprevalence surveys were to be done, it would probably prove to have the highest HIV seropositive incidence in the world.
Unlike the pattern in the West, AIDS is primarily a heterosexually transmitted disease in Africa.
This appears to be largely because of the prevalence of other untreated or improperly treated STDs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Immunopathologie, Croyance, Guérisseur, Médecine traditionnelle, Comportement sexuel, Milieu culturel, Homme, Hémopathie, Swaziland, Afrique, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Immunopathology, Belief, Healer, Folk medicine, Sexual behavior, Cultural environment, Human, Hemopathy, Swaziland, Africa, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0420153
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.