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Epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Singapore, 1977 to 1993.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1995 Jul; 24(4):495-9.AA

Abstract

The pattern and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have changed over the past decades. There is a decline in the prevalence of STDs in many countries. The prevalence of bacterial STDs including gonorrhoea, syphilis and chancroid have declined because of the availability of effective antibiotics whereas the prevalence of viral STDs, including herpes simplex and viral warts, have increased as no effective antiviral drugs are available for these infections at present. The highest proportion of patients with STDs are still those below 30 years old. Most of the patients acquire STDs from commercial sex workers. Health education and prevention remain the most important ways to control STDs until effective antiviral agents and vaccines against STDs become available. Constant monitoring of the trends of STDs will help the authorities to implement relevant and cost-effective preventive programmes.

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National Skin Centre, Singapore.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8849175

Citation

Goh, C L.. "Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Singapore, 1977 to 1993." Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, vol. 24, no. 4, 1995, pp. 495-9.
Goh CL. Epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Singapore, 1977 to 1993. Ann Acad Med Singap. 1995;24(4):495-9.
Goh, C. L. (1995). Epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Singapore, 1977 to 1993. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 24(4), 495-9.
Goh CL. Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Singapore, 1977 to 1993. Ann Acad Med Singap. 1995;24(4):495-9. PubMed PMID: 8849175.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Singapore, 1977 to 1993. A1 - Goh,C L, PY - 1995/7/1/pubmed PY - 1995/7/1/medline PY - 1995/7/1/entrez SP - 495 EP - 9 JF - Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore JO - Ann. Acad. Med. Singap. VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - The pattern and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have changed over the past decades. There is a decline in the prevalence of STDs in many countries. The prevalence of bacterial STDs including gonorrhoea, syphilis and chancroid have declined because of the availability of effective antibiotics whereas the prevalence of viral STDs, including herpes simplex and viral warts, have increased as no effective antiviral drugs are available for these infections at present. The highest proportion of patients with STDs are still those below 30 years old. Most of the patients acquire STDs from commercial sex workers. Health education and prevention remain the most important ways to control STDs until effective antiviral agents and vaccines against STDs become available. Constant monitoring of the trends of STDs will help the authorities to implement relevant and cost-effective preventive programmes. SN - 0304-4602 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8849175/Epidemiology_of_sexually_transmitted_diseases_in_Singapore_1977_to_1993_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -