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Understanding STI risk and condom use patterns by partner type among female sex workers in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Kinsler, J.J.
dc.contributor.author Blas, M.M.
dc.contributor.author Cabral, A.
dc.contributor.author Carcamo, C.
dc.contributor.author Halsey, N.
dc.contributor.author Brown, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:54:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:54:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.2174/1874613601408010017
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.upch.edu.pe/handle/upch/5669
dc.description.abstract While brothel-based sex work is regulated by the Peruvian government, there is little data on STI risk factors reported by female sex workers (FSW). This study compared high risk behaviors among 120 Peruvian FSW from government regulated brothels with both clients and non-commercial partners. Our study found that 12% of FSW reported unprotected vaginal sex with clients (compared to 75% with non-commercial partners), and 42% reported unprotected anal sex with clients (compared to 87% with non-commercial partners). Group differences were observed in the expectation to have oral sex (32% for partners vs 60% for clients; p<0.01), and a history of anal sex (65% for partners vs 32% for clients; p<0.01) and both vaginal and anal sex with the same partners (46% for partners vs 25% for clients; p<0.001). These findings suggest that FSW constitute an important bridge population for STI/HIV transmission in Peru.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Bentham Open
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru
dc.subject alcohol consumption
dc.subject human
dc.subject adult
dc.subject female
dc.subject Article
dc.subject high risk behavior
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus infection
dc.subject priority journal
dc.subject disease transmission
dc.subject Female sex workers
dc.subject Bridge population
dc.subject condom use
dc.subject sexually transmitted disease
dc.subject sexual practice
dc.subject prostitution
dc.subject unprotected sex
dc.subject anilingus
dc.subject Condom use patterns
dc.subject oral sex
dc.subject STI risk and transmission
dc.subject vaginal sex
dc.title Understanding STI risk and condom use patterns by partner type among female sex workers in Peru
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.journal Open AIDS Journal


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