Epidemiological considerations of sexually transmitted diseases in underserved populations

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1993 Dec;7(4):739-52.


Although unexplained declines in the number of bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are currently being documented on a national level, increasing rates among minority populations and among adolescents in general, present challenges for STD prevention and control. By contrast, little evidence has been presented to suggest declines in rates of incident viral STDs in any population. Unique approaches to prevention and control based on the epidemiological heterogenicity of STDs are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • African Americans
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Indians, North American
  • Inuits
  • Male
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / ethnology*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States / epidemiology