Abiba Kéré Banla

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OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of HIV among core groups in Togo. METHODS We enumerated sex workers (SWs) and conducted cross-sectional surveys of SWs and their clients in 2003 in Lomé and in 2005 in the whole country. RESULTS Sex work was concentrated in Lomé, which comprised 15% of the population, but 52% of the 5397 SWs enumerated in Togo in(More)
UNLABELLED The hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is the only marker used for diagnosis and follow-up of hepatitis B infection in Togo. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of HBsAg testing for follow-up of hepatitis B infection. This study was conducted in 230 patients referred to the National Institute of Hygiene for HBsAg testing. In all(More)
INTRODUCTION We determined the sero-prevalence of HIV among female sex workers (FSWs) in Togo identified their sexual risk behaviors. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study from 17 to 27 December, 2011 on 1106 FSWs in Togo. Venous sample were collected to estimate HIV prevalence as per national algorithms. Behavior data were collected by(More)
BACKGROUND During the last ten years, a resurgence of syphilis has occurred in many countries worldwide, including Togo. Previous studies have shown a wide range of syphilis infection among the female sex workers (FSWs), from 1.5 to 42.1%. In Togo, Key populations, including FSWs, are rarely involved in the sentinel surveillance programs to determine the(More)
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