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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Trichomonas vaginalis Among Female Sexual Workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Summary of "Prevalence and Risk Factors of Trichomonas vaginalis Among Female Sexual Workers in Nairobi, Kenya."

Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. Trichomonas vaginalis infection is associated with an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, human immunodeficiency virus transmission, and preterm birth in women. Data on the prevalence and risk factors for TV infection in sub-Saharan African countries remain scarce.

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Name: Sexually transmitted diseases
ISSN: 1537-4521
Pages: 458-464

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