J Infect Dev Ctries 2016 Aug 31;10(8):884-7. Epub 2016 Aug 31.
College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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BMC Infect Dis 2006 Jan 10;6. Epub 2006 Jan 10.
Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Background: Data on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Saudi Arabia (SA) and other Islamic countries are limited. This study describes the results of a five-year surveillance for STIs in SA.
Methods: This is a case series descriptive study of all confirmed STIs diagnosed in SA from January, 1995 through December, 1999. Read More
Sex Transm Dis 2015 Sep;42(9):526-32
From the *Ministry of Health & College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; †Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; ‡Immunology Department, Pathology & Clinical Laboratory Medicine Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; ¶Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; §Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; ∥National Health Laboratory, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and **General Directorate for Laboratory and Blood Banks, Medical Laboratories Administrations, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Background: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is one of the most common viral infections worldwide. Genital herpes is associated with other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Data on prevalence of HSV infections and other STIs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are limited. Read More
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004 (2):CD001220
Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are common in developing countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that in 1999, 340 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydial infection and trichomoniasis occurred. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is also common in developing countries. Read More
PLoS One 2012 26;7(9):e45919. Epub 2012 Sep 26.
Field Epidemiology Training Program, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Objective: To study trends in HIV case notification rates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Design: A ten year retrospective review of annual HIV case notification returns to the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Methods: Annual Registry statistics covering the period 2000 to 2009 were reviewed. Read More