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Sexually transmitted infections in travelers: implications for prevention and control.
Clin Infect Dis 2004; 39(4):533-8CI

Abstract

Sexually transmissible diseases (STDs), the most common notifiable infectious conditions, remain major threats to reproductive and public health worldwide. Travelers are particularly vulnerable to STDs, because of voluntary or involuntary sexual behavior while abroad, and are significant vectors who introduce new pathogens and resistant strains to unaffected parts of the world. This article outlines some key issues that travel medicine specialists and other clinicians should revisit when providing services to travelers. We discuss obstacles to promoting sexual health, including the diversity of the target group, unanticipated opportunities for sexual risk, ambivalent cooperation by the travel and tourism industries, poorly developed travel health sectors, illegal migration and sex tourism, and lack of research about the association between travel and STDs. We also outlined some programmatic aspects of public health that should be identified and addressed for the promotion of sexual health among travelers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. asm.abdullah@graduate.hku.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15356817

Citation

Abdullah, Abu Saleh M., et al. "Sexually Transmitted Infections in Travelers: Implications for Prevention and Control." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 39, no. 4, 2004, pp. 533-8.
Abdullah AS, Ebrahim SH, Fielding R, et al. Sexually transmitted infections in travelers: implications for prevention and control. Clin Infect Dis. 2004;39(4):533-8.
Abdullah, A. S., Ebrahim, S. H., Fielding, R., & Morisky, D. E. (2004). Sexually transmitted infections in travelers: implications for prevention and control. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 39(4), pp. 533-8.
Abdullah AS, et al. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Travelers: Implications for Prevention and Control. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Aug 15;39(4):533-8. PubMed PMID: 15356817.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sexually transmitted infections in travelers: implications for prevention and control. AU - Abdullah,Abu Saleh M, AU - Ebrahim,Shahul H, AU - Fielding,Richard, AU - Morisky,Donald E, Y1 - 2004/08/03/ PY - 2004/04/16/received PY - 2004/04/20/accepted PY - 2004/9/10/pubmed PY - 2005/6/1/medline PY - 2004/9/10/entrez SP - 533 EP - 8 JF - Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America JO - Clin. Infect. Dis. VL - 39 IS - 4 N2 - Sexually transmissible diseases (STDs), the most common notifiable infectious conditions, remain major threats to reproductive and public health worldwide. Travelers are particularly vulnerable to STDs, because of voluntary or involuntary sexual behavior while abroad, and are significant vectors who introduce new pathogens and resistant strains to unaffected parts of the world. This article outlines some key issues that travel medicine specialists and other clinicians should revisit when providing services to travelers. We discuss obstacles to promoting sexual health, including the diversity of the target group, unanticipated opportunities for sexual risk, ambivalent cooperation by the travel and tourism industries, poorly developed travel health sectors, illegal migration and sex tourism, and lack of research about the association between travel and STDs. We also outlined some programmatic aspects of public health that should be identified and addressed for the promotion of sexual health among travelers. SN - 1537-6591 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15356817/full_citation L2 - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/422721 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -