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A Life Course Approach to Women's Health$
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Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780192632890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.001.0001

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Sexually transmitted infections and health through the life course

Sexually transmitted infections and health through the life course

(p.329) Chapter 15 Sexually transmitted infections and health through the life course
A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Ronald H. Gray

Maria J. Wawer

David Serwadda

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This chapter examines the effects of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV at different life stages. It draws examples from an ongoing population-based cohort studies in rural Rakai District, southwestern Uganda. The chapter also highlights some of the social and behavioural risk factors for disease, as well as the social and health consequences of disease.

Keywords:   STI, HIV, Rakai Project, Uganda, sexually transmitted disease

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