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Genitourin Med. Apr 1989; 65(2): 84–85.
PMCID: PMC1194292

Transmission of syphilis between sexual partners in Gabon.


The prevalence and transmission of syphilis was studied in a semirural community in south eastern Gabon. The overall prevalence was 8% (99/1251) and there was no difference in age adjusted prevalence between men and women. The transmission of syphilis between sexual partners occurred in 18.1% (8/44).

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