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Sex Transm Infect 78:467 doi:10.1136/sti.78.6.467
  • Letter

HIV epidemicity in context of STI declines: a telling discordance

  1. J J Potterat,
  2. S Brody2
  1. Independent consultant, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  2. 2Institute of Medical Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany
  1. Correspondence to:
 Stuart Brody;
 stuartbrody{at}hotmail.com
  • Accepted 28 August 2002

Decosas and Padian report, but do not discuss, a noteworthy disassociation in epidemic trajectory between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Zimbabwe.1 They cite estimates that, between 1990 and 1999, HIV prevalence increased linearly from 9% to 25%, while STI syndrome reports declined substantially, from 963 436 cases to …