The Nairobi STD program. An international partnership

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1991 Jun;5(2):337-52.


Since 1980, Canadian, Belgian, and American scientists have been working together with colleagues in Kenya to understand the epidemiology and biology of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Africa. The rapid spread of human immunodeficiency virus has dramatically increased the importance of this information. Interventions to slow the spread of all STDs and to reduce their consequences are now our major priority. However, this will require continuing research, ongoing training of scientists, epidemiologists, and technologists, and increasing financial support from industrialized societies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Developing Countries
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation*
  • Kenya / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Sex Work
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / therapy*