Correlates and prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among Hijras (male transgenders) in Pakistan

@article{Khan2008CorrelatesAP,
  title={Correlates and prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among Hijras (male transgenders) in Pakistan},
  author={A A Khan and Naghma Rehan and Kanwal Qayyum and A A Khan},
  journal={International Journal of STD \& AIDS},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={817 - 820}
}
This study explored the role of Hijras (male transgenders) as a core group in Pakistan's HIV epidemic. Four hundred and nine Hijras underwent detailed behavioural and biological assessment. Our subjects were young (median age: 24 years), debuted sex early and used alcohol and drugs. Sex with men, women and other Hijras along with co-habitation/marriage were reported. Most (84%) had sold sex. These reported a median of four times and at least one regular client weekly. Few used condoms. Most (94… 

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