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 STUDIES
Year : 1994  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 323--326

A ten year study of STD Cases in an urban clinic in Calcutta



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Total 16440 patients attended the STD clinic during the 10 years period of study from 1984 to 1993. From 1988 number of STD caes were gradually decreasing probably due to less promiscuity in fear of AIDS and different measures taken to prevent transmission of HIV infection. But it does not lessen the importance of STD control, because syphilis is still prevalent (8%) with congenital syphilis. Peak in the incidence of chancroid (15%) is alarming as this may lead to increased transmission of HIV infection in near future. Male unmarried constituted the bulk of STD sufferers (44%) and married males (34%), while female unmarried and married patients were 1% and 20% respectively, 5.7% of antenatal mothers were strongly seroreactive for syphilis. Therefore all antenatal mothers should be screened for STD and routine serological test for syphilis should be done.






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