[Prevalence and risk factors associated with syphilis in women].

  title={[Prevalence and risk factors associated with syphilis in women].},
  author={Carlos Hern{\'a}ndez-Gir{\'o}n and Aurelio Cruz-Vald{\'e}z and Lester Figueroa and Mauricio H{\'e}rnandez-Avila},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  volume={32 6},
INTRODUCTION Although the incidence of syphilis is generally low, it remains an important global public health problem, given its interaction with other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It has been shown that syphilis, due to the genital ulcers it produces, is a co-factor for acquiring other STDs, principally those of viral origin such as herpes simples type 2, hepatitis B and HIV. Many female commercial sex workers (FCSW) in Mexico have been found to have acquired good levels of knowledge… CONTINUE READING