Rates and Correlates of HIV and STI Infection Among Homeless Women

  title={Rates and Correlates of HIV and STI Infection Among Homeless Women},
  author={Carol L. M. Caton and Nabila El-Bassel and Andrew Gelman and Susan Barrow and Daniel Herman and Eustace Hsu and Ana Z. Tochterman and Karen Johnson and Alan D Felix},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
We studied the prevalence of biologically confirmed HIV, Chlamydia, and gonorrhea in a randomly selected sample of sheltered homeless women in New York City, and explored their association with demographic, homeless history, and clinical risk factors. 329 women were randomly selected from 28 family and single adult shelters. The estimated prevalence of HIV in the study sample is 0.6 % (±0.3 %); for Chlamydia it is 6.7 % (±2.2 %); for gonorrhea it is 0.9 % (±0.04 %). A history of childhood… CONTINUE READING
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