How much do blood exposures contribute to HIV prevalence in female sex workers in sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand and India?

@article{Gisselquist2007HowMD,
  title={How much do blood exposures contribute to HIV prevalence in female sex workers in sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand and India?},
  author={David P Gisselquist},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={581-8}
}
Female sex workers (FSWs) are subject to frequent invasive procedures in health care and cosmetic services. When infection control is deficient, these procedures not only put FSWs at risk to acquire HIV, but are also risks for FSWs to transmit HIV to the general population. Direct information about blood exposures other than injection drug use as risks for HIV infection in FSWs has been too limited to test the hypothesis that unsterile health-care procedures have infected large numbers of FSWs… CONTINUE READING