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Revista Tecnología en Marcha

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GUTIERREZ-SANDI, William; CHAVERRI-MURILLO, Jorge  and  NAVARRO-CRUZ, Jorge Eduardo. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexual Health in Costa Rica Topic II. Syphilis and Gonorrhea. Tecnología en Marcha [online]. 2016, vol.29, n.4, pp.3-15. ISSN 0379-3982.

They are very diverse causes that can generate the appearance of an STD, including bacteria are common and they can be transmitted by sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex.

In this second installment on the sexual health of Costa Ricans the behavior of two major diseases analyzed, and which often are accompanied by other sexually transmitted diseases. Syphilis these diseases are caused by the Treponema pallidum and gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a gram negative diplococcus.

The report of this release analyzes the behavior of these diseases at the regional level in Latin America and behavior locally, in Costa Rica. Not be required to make the reader a person skilled in the subject, because it starts from the definition of the disease, ETS symptoms, methods of diagnosis and possible treatments for it.

Following, the results obtained by the monitoring unit of the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica, so it is possible to observe and analyze the behavior of the disease in the country between 2002 - 2012.

Although the treatments used for the disease are commonly used in care facilities Level II and Level III Public Health System in Costa Rica, it has been difficult to eradicate as common sexually transmitted diseases in the country.

Keywords : Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); World Health Organization (WHO); Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Ministry of Health; Epidemiological Surveillance; AIDS; HIV; Syphilis Manifestations; demonstrations gonorrhea; Treponema pallidum; Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections; bacteria; Public Health.

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