Ogale, Yasmin

School of Public Health

PhD

Uganda

Self-collection of Samples for STI Testing in Rakai, Uganda: Strengthening Evidence for Interventions

Despite the growing concern about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in high HIV-prevalence, low-resource settings, little research exists on alternatives to syndromic management of STIs. This study aims to strengthen the evidence base for self-collection of samples (SCS) for STI testing interventions by assessing the validity and acceptability of SCS methods in Rakai, Uganda. Findings will be used to fill critical gaps in the literature and support future research on SCS for STI testing interventions and HIV/STI service integration.

Advisor/Mentor: Caitlin Kennedy

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program
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