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.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Woo, VGH; Cohen, CR; Bukusi, EA; Huchko, MJ

Published Date

  • February 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 158 - 161

PubMed ID

  • 23324978

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3644217

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-4521

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318278bf97


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States