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dc.contributor.authorRåssjö, E. B.
dc.contributor.authorMirembe, F. M.
dc.contributor.authorDarj, E.
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-23T07:28:15Z
dc.date.available2022-01-23T07:28:15Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationE.-B. Råssjö , F. M. Mirembe & E. Darj (2006) Vulnerability and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections and HIV among adolescents in Kampala, Uganda, AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 18:7, 710-716. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540120500302934en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540120500302934
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1454
dc.description.abstractThree hundred and six sexually experienced adolescents participated in a study on sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence and associated risk factors. The prevalence of Neisseria gonorrhoea (NG), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and syphilis was 4.5%, 9%, 8% and 4% for females and 4.7%, 5.7%, 0% and 2.8% for males. HIV-seropositivity was found in 15.2% of females and 5.8% of males. Structured face-to-face interviews were used to obtain information about social background, sexual experience and genital symptoms. Four focus-group discussions were used in order to validate the interview data. Females were more likely to be infected by the four treatable STIs and HIV, despite risky behavior being more common among males. Unemployment, little formal education, the presence of bacterial STIs and post-coital bleeding or a bad smell from the vagina was highly associated with the risk for HIV in females. The higher prevalence of STIs, including HIV, among adolescent girls cannot be explained by sexual behavior only, as boys reported more risk behavior and were still less affected by STIs. Biological and social factors are definitely of importance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIVen_US
dc.subjectVulnerabilityen_US
dc.subjectRisk factorsen_US
dc.subjectSexually transmitted infectionsen_US
dc.subjectHIVen_US
dc.subjectDdolescentsen_US
dc.titleVulnerability and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections and HIV among adolescents in Kampala, Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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