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Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Feb;40(2):158-61. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318278bf97.

Direct questioning is more effective than patient-initiated report for the detection of sexually transmitted infections in a primary care HIV clinic in Western Kenya.

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Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

Abstract

In resource-limited settings, detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) often relies on self-reported symptoms to initiate management. We found self-report demonstrated poor sensitivity for STI detection. Adding clinician-initiated questions about symptoms improved detection rates. Vaginal examination further increased sensitivity. Including clinician-initiated screening in resource-limited settings would improve management of treatable STIs.

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23324978
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PMC3644217
DOI:
10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318278bf97
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