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Population Council project number 5800.13031.454. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Men in Maternity Study was a collaborative effort of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), India and the Population Council. In this report we would like to acknowledge(More)
BACKGROUND Avahan, the India AIDS Initiative, implemented a large HIV prevention programme across six high HIV prevalence states amongst high risk groups consisting of female sex workers, high risk men who have sex with men, transgenders and injecting drug users in India. Utilization of the clinical services, health seeking behaviour and trends in syndromic(More)
BACKGROUND Documentation of the long-term impact of supportive supervision using a monitoring tool in STI intervention with sex workers, men who have sex with men and injection-drug users is limited. The authors report methods and results of continued quality monitoring in a large-scale STI services provided as a part of a broader HIV-prevention package in(More)
OBJECTIVE Control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs) is an important strategy to reduce HIV transmission. A study was conducted to determine the prevalence and assess the current clinical management of STIs in India. METHODS FSWs attending three clinics for regular checkups or symptoms were screened for study(More)
BACKGROUND Female sex workers (FSWs) in India are provided a standardised package of clinical interventions for management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A study was conducted among FSWs at known high STI prevalence sites to determine the effectiveness of the service package. METHODS A cohort of FSW clinic attendees in two cities, Hyderabad(More)
BACKGROUND Men who have sex with men (MSM) who also report transactional sex (male sex workers or MSWs) are known to be at higher risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The study aimed to profile socio-demographic characteristics and risk factors associated with high HIV prevalence among MSWs. METHODS A cross-sectional study was(More)
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