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The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases among prostitutes in Malaysia.
  1. S Ramachandran,
  2. Y F Ngeow
  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

    Abstract

    The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases was determined among 370 prostitutes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chlamydial cervicitis (26.5%) was detected more frequently than gonorrhoea (14.25%) and was associated more often with pelvic inflammatory disease. Concurrent infections and asymptomatic infections were common. Seropositivity to hepatitis B and syphilis were 66.3% and 13.6% respectively. Women under 20 years of age had significantly higher rates of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis and hepatitis B virus than older women.

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