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Pp 135; Sw fr 35/$31.50, in developing countries Sw fr 24.50. Geneva: World Health Organisation, 1999. ISBN 92 4 154501 1.
“Venereal diseases are like the fine arts—it is pointless to ask who invented them.” (Voltaire, Dictionaire philosophique).
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) now rank among the top ten diseases for which adults in developing countries seek health care. The economic burden of STDs on both developed and developing countries is enormous. Infection with conventional STDs is a risk factor for transmission of infection with HIV, and therefore for the development and spread of the AIDS
It is imperative that laboratory services are available to guide the clinician …
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