Condom chat : nailing down the facts about chlamydia and gonorrhea Public Deposited

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  • January 13, 2022
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  • Khan, Amera
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
  • Lee, Jennifer
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
  • Nakell, Jessica
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
  • Sprunck, Kim M.
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
  • Tipnis, Sujata
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior
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  • Definition of the Problem. While media attention, public fears and research dollars have shifted from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to the HIV epidemic, two STDs, gonorrhea and chlamydia, have continued to insidiously infect men and women in this country. These two STDs have dire consequences for infected women, including pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and infant mortality/morbidity (Gorowitz, Webster, Nakashima & Greenspan, 1994). In 1996, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) received 325,883 reports of gonorrhea cases and 490,080 reports of chlamydia cases from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City (Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 1996). It is important to realize these numbers underestimate the incidence of gonorrhea and chlamydia because of underreporting in certain areas (STD Surveillance, 1995).
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 95 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm.
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