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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 410-412

Asymptomatic reproductive tract infections/sexually transmitted infections among HIV positive women


1 Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
P Bhalla
Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.158568

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This study aims to highlight the importance of screening all HIV positive women for various reproductive tract infections/sexually transmitted infections (RTIs/STIs) irrespective of symptoms and to determine its occurrence in asymptomatic HIV positive women. Relevant specimens were collected for diagnosis of various RTIs/STIs. STIs were diagnosed in nearly one-third of the HIV positive asymptomatic patients which is quite high. The national strategy for STIs/RTIs control misses out large number of asymptomatic RTIs/STIs in HIV positive women which is responsible for silently transmitting these infections in the community. So this strategy should be modified to include screening of all HIV positives women irrespective of symptoms of STIs/RTIs.






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