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Title

High Burden of HIV Infection and Risk Behaviors Among Female Sex Workers in Three Main Urban Areas of Mozambique.

Authors

AD Augusto, PW Young, RZ Horth, et al

Network Affiliation

Other

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Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

8/1/2015

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26238035

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PMID

26238035

Abstract

​This is the first integrated biological and behavioral survey among female sex workers (FSW) in Mozambique. Using respondent-driven sampling, 400, 411 and 429 FSW were enrolled respectively in Maputo, Beira and Nampula in 2011-2012. Estimates were produced using RDSAT 7.1. HIV prevalence was 31.2, 23.6, and 17.8 % in each location respectively. Among HIV-positive FSW, 48.1, 79.8 and 89.6 % in each city, were unaware of their serostatus. Condom use at last sex with a client was 85.8, 73.4 and 62.8 % among FSW, respectively. HIV was associated with current age, age of first sex for money, low educational level, and having had a genital ulcer in the last 6 months. Results suggest the urgent need to increase behavioral and structural interventions in this key population.

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Topic

Behavior; Black; Intervention; Women; female sex workers

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