FIGURE 1 Trends in reported sexually transmitted diseases, People's Republic of China, 1977–1989.

individuals who are sexually exposed to HIV, thereby enhancing susceptibility to HIV acquisition. While community randomization trials of improved STD control for HIV prevention are planned or under way in Africa, the World Health Organization (12) and U.S. Agency for International Development (13) identify treatment of bacterial STDs as one of three available public health strategies (along with condom promotion and sexual behavior change) for preventing sexual transmission of HIV. Ironically, our own country, possessing resources and technical capabilities for control of bacterial STD, has not applied the same balanced

FIGURE 2 Trends in reported bacterial sexually transmitted diseases, Thailand, 1967–1992 (from the National Ministry of Health of Thailand). GC, gonorrhea; NGU, nongonococcol urethritis; LGV, lymphogranuloma venereum.



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