HIV infection and STD in drug addicted prostitutes in Amsterdam: potential for heterosexual HIV transmission.

@article{Hoek1989HIVIA,
  title={HIV infection and STD in drug addicted prostitutes in Amsterdam: potential for heterosexual HIV transmission.},
  author={J Anneke R Van den Hoek and Harry J A van Haastrecht and B Scheeringa-Troost and Jaap Goudsmit and RuelA. Coutinho},
  journal={Genitourinary medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={
          146-50
        }
}
To assess the potential role of drug using prostitutes in the heterosexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 117 prostitutes, recruited from December 1985 to November 1987 at a weekly evening sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic for drug using prostitutes only, were studied for the prevalence of HIV and STD. Intravenous drug use was reported by 96 (82%) of the women. Antibody to HIV was found in 35/117 (30%) women, all but one of whom had been using drugs intravenously… CONTINUE READING
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