Chancroid is an ulcerative STI is caused by organism called Haemophilus ducrei. It is a sexually transmitted infection. Currently the prevalence of chancroid among genital ulcer disease is very low to almost 1-0%.
It can be transmitted during unprotected sex with an infected person. The most infectious time is when the ulcer present at the genitalia.
Chancroid is presenting as painful genital ulcer (s) at the site of infection. If the ulcer can be infected with other organisms/bacteria results in swelling and failure to retract fore skin in male genitalia. It can also be associated with swelling of inguinal lymph nodes. The prevalence of Chancroid in Botswana is low 1-0%.
It can easily be treated with antibiotics when presented to the health facility early. It is important to adhere to treatment to avoid drug resistance in this condition.
Prevention is by practicing safer sex practices- ABC, and treatment of sexual partners. Male circumcision can prevent genital ulceration.