Knowledge, Awareness, and Perception of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Women in Sana'a City

Abdulsalam Mohammed Dallak1*, Nabil Ahmed Al-Rabeei1, Abdulhameed Ali Al-Thifani1

1Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana'a University


The WHO stated that in developing countries STDs and their complications are amongst the top five disease categories for which adult seek health care. In women of childbearing, STDs (excluding HIV) are second only to maternal factors as causes of disease, death and health life loss. More than one million people acquire a sexually transmitted infection (STI) every day. Each year, an estimated 500 million people acquire 1 of 4 STDs.

gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. More than 530 million people are living with Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). More than 290 million women have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, one of the most common STDs. In addition, more than 290 million women have an HPV infection1. STDs if left untreated, can progress to serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-and long- term consequences. STDs affect men and women but the problem can be severed for

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