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Title

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of General Practitioners Regarding Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV in Karachi, Pakistan

Authors

Muhammad FAH, Mohammad RK, Saad ES

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Journal Name

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

Publication Date

2/1/2011

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Link to full-text

http://www.jpma.org.pk/full_article_text.php?article_id=2602

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the KAP of GPs in Karachi who treat most of the cases of STDs in their private clinics.
Methods: It was a cross sectional survey conducted by interviewing 103 GPs from different towns of Karachi through an interviewer administered questionnaire based on WHO protocol for control of STDs.
Results: Regarding organisms transmitted through sexual intercourse, 94.2% knew about Neisseria gonorrhoeae while only 38.8% knew about T.Pallidum. Only 26.2% had heard about WHO syndromic management of STDs. Regarding treatment of a HIV positive patient 40.8% said they referred them to an AIDS control programme. Ninety four percent knew the value of sexual history but 55.3% were aware of the recommended treatment regimen.
Conclusion: Knowledge and Attitudes of GPs was reasonably good but improvement is required with respect to management of STDs & HIV. Targeted continuing medical education programmes and special training sessions are recommended.

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Topic

Racial Disparities

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