Traduction en anglais : Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases or control of prostitutes and VD patients?
Data derived from laboratory and activity statistics of the « Venereal Disease »department of the Public Health Office in Bremen were analysed between 1961 and 1991.
The traditional concept to fight « venereal diseases » aimed at controlling persons « at risk » for syphilis, gonorrhoea, chancroid or lymphogranuloma.
This « high-risk » approach of STD prevention stressed the compulsory, at least twice monthly screening of female prostitutes and neglected other population groups like clients of prostitutes and young people, who might have an elevated risk in acquiring STD.
The spread of STD like chlamydia, HPV, herpes and even HIV in considerable parts of the general population underlines the need for developing a more effective STD prevention, based on scientific diagnosis and treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Epidémiologie, Allemagne, Europe, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Historique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Epidemiology, Germany, Europe, Prevention, Sanitary program, Human, Case history
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0409363
Code Inist : 002B05F06. Création : 199406.