Periodic presumptive treatment of curable sexually transmitted infections among sex workers: a systematic review.

@article{Steen2012PeriodicPT,
  title={Periodic presumptive treatment of curable sexually transmitted infections among sex workers: a systematic review.},
  author={R. W. J. Steen and Matthew F Chersich and Antonio Carlos Gerbase and Graham Neilsen and Annika Wendland and Francis J Ndowa and Elie A. Akl and Ying-ru Lo and Sake J. de Vlas},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={437-45}
}
BACKGROUND Unprotected sex work remains a major driver of HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemics in many countries. STI treatment can lower disease burden, complications and prevalence of HIV cofactors. Periodic presumptive treatment (PPT) has been used with sex workers to reduce their high burden of largely asymptomatic STIs. The objective of this review is to assess benefits and harms of PPT among female sex workers. METHODS We searched MEDLINE for studies related to sex work… CONTINUE READING
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