Correlates of HIV infection among female sex workers in Vietnam: injection drug use remains a key risk factor.

@article{Le2015CorrelatesOH,
  title={Correlates of HIV infection among female sex workers in Vietnam: injection drug use remains a key risk factor.},
  author={L. Le and Tuan Anh Nguyen and Hoang Vu Tran and Nisha Gupta and Thanh C Duong and Ha T T Tran and Patrick Nadol and Keith Sabin and Lisa Maher and John Kaldor},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2015},
  volume={150},
  pages={46-53}
}
OBJECTIVE Women who sell sex and use drugs have dual risks for HIV infection. Despite increasing reports of drug use among female sex workers (FSW) in Vietnam, FSW HIV interventions remain focused mainly on sexual risk reduction. We assessed the impact of drug use and inconsistent condom use on HIV infection among FSW in Vietnam, which few studies have quantified. METHODS We surveyed 5298 women aged ≥18 years who had sold sex in the past month from ten geographically dispersed provinces. We… CONTINUE READING