Pattern of sexually transmitted infections and reproductive tract infections in women of reproductive age group attending sexually transmitted infections clinic at a tertiary care hospital

Shaily Agarwal, Renu Gupta, Kiran Pandey, Apurva Agarwal, Neha Kirti, Neha Yadav


Background: Sexually transmitted infections are public health problems, which significantly increase the risk of HIV transmission. A proper understanding of pattern of STIs in different socio demographical areas is important for proper planning of STI control. Reproductive tract infection is caused by sexually transmitted disease and other routes and they are being recognized as a serious public health problem. RTIs cause suffering to both men and women, but their consequences are far more devastating and widespread among women. To describe socio demographic factors related to reproductive tract infections in females of reproductive age group attending STI clinic at obstetrics and gynecology department, GSVM medical college Kanpur.

Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out at STI clinic of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1 January 15-31 December 2016. Data on variables like age, socioeconomic status, habitat, marital status was collected and all symptomatic and asymptomatic women were counselled for examination and investigations and were given syndromic treatment.

Results: Out of the 4963 women surveyed, 69% were married, 76% belong to 25-35 age group. Laboratory diagnosed RTI were HIV 1.52%, candidiasis 14.65%, chlamydial infections 27.32%, PID 31.50%, syphilis 0.02%. After syndromic management, prevalence of RTI has significantly reduced

Conclusions: Syndromic treatment and health education can definitely reduce STIs and RTIs.


STI, RTI, STI clinic

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