Determinants of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in HIV negative women living in Cape Town, South Africa : a cross-sectional study

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Myer, Landon en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Gopolang, Felicity Pinkie en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-10T06:50:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-10T06:50:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Gopolang, F. 2009. Determinants of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in HIV negative women living in Cape Town, South Africa : a cross-sectional study. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11896
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-60). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common cause of vaginal symptoms among women of childbearing age, although some women may be asymptomatic. The etiology of BV has been uncertain for many years, but several studies have related an increased frequency of BV to multiple diverse factors such as smoking, sexual behavior, vaginal douching, black race, sexually transmitted infections, and certain socio-economic factors. BV infection may lead to adverse reproductive health outcomes and may also increase the susceptibility of women to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is therefore of importance to know the risk factors for BV among a population so that mechanisms of prevention can be developed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public Health en_ZA
dc.title Determinants of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in HIV negative women living in Cape Town, South Africa : a cross-sectional study en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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