Prevalence and factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection among sex workers in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

THE SYNERGISTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN sex work and drug use has propelled HIV epidemics in multiple settings.1–5 Both male sex workers (MSWs) and female sex workers (FSWs) who inject drugs are more likely to engage in injecting behaviors that increase risk for both acquiring and transmitting HIV infection.2,6 Many Central Asian Republics are experiencing… (More)