Sex Work and HIV Status Among Transgender Women: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@article{Operario2008SexWA,
  title={Sex Work and HIV Status Among Transgender Women: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Don Operario and Toho Soma and Kristen Underhill},
  journal={JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes},
  year={2008},
  volume={48},
  pages={97-103}
}
Background:Transgender women are a key risk group for HIV, and epidemiologic studies have attributed high rates of HIV infection to behaviors associated with sex work in this population. This systematic review compared HIV prevalence among transgender female sex workers (TFSWs) with prevalence among transgender women who do not engage in sex work, male sex workers, and biologically female sex workers. Methods:We conducted systematic searches of 6 electronic databases, and including studies that… Expand

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