HIV and Related Risk Behaviors Among Female Sex Workers in Iran: Bias-Adjusted Estimates from the 2010 National Bio-Behavoral Survey

@article{Mirzazadeh2013HIVAR,
  title={HIV and Related Risk Behaviors Among Female Sex Workers in Iran: Bias-Adjusted Estimates from the 2010 National Bio-Behavoral Survey},
  author={Ali Mirzazadeh and Saharnaz Nedjat and Soodabeh Navadeh and Aliakbar Haghdoost and Mohammad Ali Mansournia and Willi McFarland and Kazem Mohammad},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={19-24}
}
In a national, facility-based survey of female sex workers in 14 cities of Iran (N = 872), HIV prevalence was measured at 4.5 % (95 % CI, 2.4–8.3) overall and at 11.2 % (95 % CI, 3.4–18.9) for FSW with a history of injection drug use. Using methods to correct for biases in reporting sensitive information, the estimate of unprotected sex in last act was 35.8 %, ever injecting drugs was 37.6 %, sexually transmitted disease symptoms was 82.1 %, and not testing for HIV in the last year was 64.0… CONTINUE READING

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