Correlates of amphetamine-type stimulant use and associations with HIV-related risks among young women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

@article{Couture2012CorrelatesOA,
  title={Correlates of amphetamine-type stimulant use and associations with HIV-related risks among young women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.},
  author={Marie-Claude Couture and Jennifer L. Evans and Neth San Sothy and Ellen S. Stein and Keo Sichan and Lisa Maher and Kimberly N. Page},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2012},
  volume={120 1-3},
  pages={119-26}
}
BACKGROUND Amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) use has increased in Cambodia and emerged as a significant problem among female sex workers (FSWs), potentially contributing to increased risk of HIV. We examined the prevalence of ATS use and its effect on sexual risk behaviors, and sexually transmitted infections (STI) among FSWs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. METHODS A one-year prospective study among young women engaged in sex work in brothels, entertainment establishments and on a freelance basis… CONTINUE READING
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