Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Prevention: The Need for Complementary STD Control

  • Marie Laga
Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)


The emergence of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s has highlighted the importance of sexual transmission in the spread of infections, as well as the lack of control programs for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in many parts of the world.1 Prior to AIDS, STDs were relatively neglected internationally. Since 1988, AIDS professionals have begun to think about possible connections between AIDS and other STDs, as they search for an explanation of the ravaging human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in some parts of the world.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Genital Wart Genital Herpes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Laga
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyInstitute of Tropical Medicine WHO Collaborating Centre on AIDSAntwerpBelgium

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