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Transmission of syphilis between sexual partners in Gabon.
  1. D Schrijvers,
  2. R Josse,
  3. A Trebucq,
  4. A Dupont,
  5. H Cheringou,
  6. B Larouzé
  1. Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF), Gabon.


    The prevalence and transmission of syphilis was studied in a semirural community in south eastern Gabon. The overall prevalence was 8% (99/1251) and there was no difference in age adjusted prevalence between men and women. The transmission of syphilis between sexual partners occurred in 18.1% (8/44).

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