Prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female commercial sex workers in Argentina.

@article{Pando2006PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female commercial sex workers in Argentina.},
  author={Maria A Pando and Carolina Andrea Berini and Mariel Bibini and Mauro Fern{\'a}ndez and Elena Reinaga and Sergio Maulen and Rub{\'e}n Marone and Mirna Marcela Biglione and Silvia Maria Montano and Christian T. Bautista and Mercedes Weissenbacher and Jose L. Sanchez and Mar{\'i}a Mercedes {\'A}vila},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={233-8}
}
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have shown to enhance the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to be more common among female commercial sex workers (FSWs). A cross-sectional study was conducted among 625 FSWs in six cities of Argentina in 2000-2002. The seroprevalence of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I/II, and syphilis was 3.2%, 14.4%, 4.3%, 1.6%, and 45.7%, respectively. Syphilis was associated with older… CONTINUE READING