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Presentations at IUSTI Conference

The STIs in CHIEDZA trial (STICH) symposium was held at the 23rd International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections world congress (IUSTI) under the theme, “Confronting Inequities in STI Prevention, Diagnostics and Care.” Prof. Rashida Ferrand and Dr. Chido Dziva Chikwari first gave a presentation on meaningful youth participation to improve sexual and reproductive health. STICH, presented by Dr. Chido Dziva Chikwari, evaluated diagnostic STI testing offered as part of a comprehensive package of community-based sexual and reproductive health service. Key findings were shared on STI management elements such as STI testing and treatment uptake and STI partner notification for adolescents and youth. Dr. Chikwari gave a final presentation which showed that the integration of STI testing within HIV services for young people is feasible and acceptable.


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