Tag Archives: STI

STI research in Ganjoni, Mombasa

As a result of the mortality resulting from the HIV-AIDS epidemic, even researchers have not paid much attention to other STI’s outside of HIV research. ‘It is very hard to get data on STI’s in Kenya except for certain groups like HIV infected or on high risk groups like commercial sex workers. For some of the diseases, we don’t have the capability to test for,’ said Dr Linnet Masese, a PhD student at the University of Washington and a clinician

Sexually transmitted diseases – it’s not just HIV

Once HIV reared its head, with its devastating effects — all other Sexually transmitted infections faded into the background. Many young adults have little idea about the devastating effects of these other STI’s.But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 448 million new infections of curable sexually transmitted (syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis) infections yearly. Here I make an attempt at describing some of these infections.