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Takarinda, K.C., Madyira, L.K., Mhangara, M., Makaza, V., Maphosa-Mutsaka Rusakaniko, S., et al. (2016) Factors Associated with Ever Being HIV Tested in Zimbabwe: An Extended Analysis of the Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (2010-2011). PLoS ONE, 11, e0147828.

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  • TITLE: Sexually Transmitted Illnesses in Masvingo Province, 2012-2015: A Secondary Data Analysis

    AUTHORS: Noriah M. Hwami, Tsitsi P. Juru, Amadeus Shamu, Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga

    KEYWORDS: Sexually Transmitted Illnesses, Incidence, Masvingo, Zimbabwe

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Epidemiology, Vol.7 No.1, February 15, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Background: Masvingo province is among the top three provinces with high Genital Ulcer Disease incidence rates in Zimbabwe. There has been no documented evidence to establish the burden and epidemiology of STIs in Masvingo province. We analysed these data to describe trends in STIs from 2012 - 2015. Methods: A retrospective records review of Masvingo STI data set was conducted. We assessed trends in STIs from 2012-2015. Microsoft Excel 2010 software was used to generate bar and linear graphs. Epi info 7TM was used to calculate Chi-square for trends and p values. Results: Most affected age group was 25 - 49 years (incidence rate of 73.9 cases per 1000). The 50 and above age group had a higher incidence rate than the 10 - 24 year age group (27.5 compared to 15.5 cases per 1000). STI incidence was higher in females (31.9 cases per 1000) than in males (20.6 cases per 1000). The most prevalent STIs were vaginal discharge 48,972 (30.7%) and other forms of STIs 35,777 (22.3%). Masvingo district recorded the highest STI incidence rate (34.1 cases per 1000). There was a decline in HIV testing rates from 36 (100%) to 12,190 (64.4%) (p Conclusion: There was a general decline in the STI trends for all age groups. Age group most affected by STIs was the 25 - 49 years with females being more affected. HIV testing services among STI clients declined. We recommend advocacy on safe sexual practices and further research to identify reasons for low uptake of HIV testing services among STI clients.