The continued burden of disease caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with 499 million cases of curable infections each year, constitutes a public health failure. Even in high-income countries, where extensive testing and treatment is available, STIs remain stubbornly endemic. It seems likely that this failure reflects our limited understanding of the complex individual, social, and cultural drivers of epidemics and of the interventions required in different contexts.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s STRIVE Programme which is led by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Ward, H.; Gregson, S.; Watts, C.; Garnett, G.P. Translational Epidemiology: Developing and Applying Theoretical Frameworks to Improve the Control of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections. Journal of Infectious Diseases (2014) 210 (suppl 2) S547-S548. [DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiu559]
Translational Epidemiology: Developing and applying theoretical frameworks to improve the control of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
Published 1 December 2014