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  1. Fulltext. Health care-seeking behavior related to the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases in Kenya.

    Article - En anglais



    The purpose of this study was to identify health-care seeking and related behaviors relevant to controlling sexually transmitted diseases in Kenya.


    A total of 380 patients with sexually transmitted diseases (n=189 men and 191 women) at eight public clinics were questioned about their health-care seeking and sexual behaviors.


    Women waited longer than men to attend study clinics and were more likely to continue to have sex while symptomatic.

    A large proportion of patients had sought treatment previously in both the public and private sectors without relief of symptoms, resulting in delays in presenting to study clinics.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Demande thérapeutique, Comportement sexuel, Accessibilité, Service santé, Sexe, Homme, Kenya, Prévention, Système santé, Transmission, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Therapeutical request, Sexual behavior, Accessibility, Health service, Sex, Human, Kenya, Prevention, Health system, Transmission, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0065551

    Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 09/06/1995.