The STI surveillance supports public health efforts by providing a framework for:
- Problem detection: surveillance can identify the emergence of a particular STI as well as changes in the levels of existing endemic STI. Certain STI, while not initially perceived as a problem in the population as a whole, may be a significant problem for specific sub-populations.
- Problem description: surveillance can identify factors mediating STI occurrence.
- Problem solving: surveillance can provide information needed to develop and implement strategies for STI control and prevention. Sentinel surveillances involve the collection of case data from only part of the total population to learn something about the larger population. Moreover, sentinel surveillance systems may be useful in identifying behavioural characteristics that are of sufficient public health importance to merit monitoring.
Data and Resources
- Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections by a sentinel network of cliniciansjson
Machine-readable representation of this dataset.
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