Nilofar Rizvi

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OBJECTIVES The extent and possibilities of spread of the HIV epidemic are not fully understood in Pakistan. A survey was conducted among men, women and transgender populations selling sex in Rawalpindi (Punjab) and Abbottabad (North West Frontier Province) in order to inform evidence-based programme planning. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was performed(More)
There is no adequate profile of domestic violence in Pakistan although this issue is frequently highlighted by the media. This case study used qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the nature and forms of domestic violence, circumstances, impact and coping mechanisms amongst selected women victims in Karachi. Violence was a continuum: all the(More)
OBJECTIVES To distinguish between three distinct groups of male and transgender sex workers in Pakistan and to demonstrate how members of these stigmatized groups need to be engaged in the research process to go beyond stated norms of behaviour. METHODS A peer ethnography study was undertaken in a major city in Pakistan. 15 male and 15 transgender sex(More)
The completeness of a random sample of medical records, before and after introduction of a pro forma, was measured in an audit. Twenty key variables that were considered as an essential part of every clinical history were assessed. There was a significant improvement in nine of the 18 items for men, and 11 of the 20 items for women. The mean completeness(More)
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