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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038

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VALIENTE MARQUEZ, Carlos Alberto et al. Knowledges and perceptions of the integral general professors on sexually transmitted diseases risk. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3. ISSN 0864-2125.

INTRODUCTION: sexually transmitted diseases are significant dangers for human health in the new millennium and converge in adolescence that is why the young people arte the more vulnerable by their more frequent exposition to risk factors and behaviors. AIM: to explore at basic knowledges level of integral general professors on sexually transmitted diseases from two high schools aged between 17 and 24 working in 10 de Octubre municipality, Ciudad de La Habana during 2006-2007 school course. From an universe 90 professors we selected 50 according to a statistic formula as probabilistic sample. We applied a validated survey with a previous informed consent. Survey data were entered in a database and then were exposed in table models. RESULTS: still there is a lack of basic knowledges by polled person on symptoms and transmission routes, the risk perception, and female vulnerability to these diseases. It is demonstrate that the three-quarter, although they identify the risk criteria of acquisition, yet they had mistaken concepts. The three-quarter of our polled persons don't recognize that carriers may to transmit the HIV. CONCLUSIONS: general integral professors have difficulties to identify some sexually transmitted diseases; there are errors as regard to transmission route, difficulties to specify exactly the clinical symptoms of these diseases, the problems to notice the risked behaviors, and not much control of disease transmission.

Palabras clave : Sexually transmitted disease; risk perception and knowledge level by general integral professors.

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