Prevalence and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in a high-risk occupational group: the case of fishermen along Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya.

@article{Kwena2010PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in a high-risk occupational group: the case of fishermen along Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya.},
  author={Zachary A. Kwena and Elizabeth Ann Bukusi and Musa Otieno Ng'ayo and Anne L. Buffardi and Rosemary Nguti and Barbra Richardson and Norton M. Sang and King Holmes},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={708-13}
}
The aim of this study was to assess prevalence and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among fishermen along Lake Victoria, Kenya. This cross-sectional study surveyed 250 fishermen from beaches in Kisumu District using proportional-to-size sampling based on the number of registered boats per beach. Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information, blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription… CONTINUE READING

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Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Risk factors for syphilis seropositivity included working on multiple beaches during the past year ( adjusted odds ratio [ AOR ] 3.81 ; 95% confidence interval [ CI ] 1.29 - 11.28 ) . HPV infection was associated with owning a radio which is a marker for higher socioeconomic status ( AOR 6.33 ; 95% CI 2.94 - 7.14 ) and reporting transactional sex with the most recent sexual partner ( AOR 3.03 ; 95% CI 1.23 - 7.69 ) .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Risk factors for syphilis seropositivity included working on multiple beaches during the past year ( adjusted odds ratio [ AOR ] 3.81 ; 95% confidence interval [ CI ] 1.29 - 11.28 ) . HPV infection was associated with owning a radio which is a marker for higher socioeconomic status ( AOR 6.33 ; 95% CI 2.94 - 7.14 ) and reporting transactional sex with the most recent sexual partner ( AOR 3.03 ; 95% CI 1.23 - 7.69 ) .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
Participants provided demographic and sexual behaviour information , blood for HIV-1 herpes simplex virus type 2 ( HSV-2 ) and syphilis serological tests urine for transcription - mediated amplification assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis and penile and scrotal swabs for human papillomavirus ( HPV ) DNA assay .
The aim of this study was to assess prevalence and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections ( STIs ) among fishermen along Lake Victoria , Kenya .
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