Sex work, drug use, HIV infection, and spread of sexually transmitted infections in Moscow, Russian Federation

@article{Shakarishvili2005SexWD,
  title={Sex work, drug use, HIV infection, and spread of sexually transmitted infections in Moscow, Russian Federation},
  author={Anna Shakarishvili and LK Dubovskaya and LS Zohrabyan and Jerlene Lawrence and the Libra Project Investigation Team},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366},
  pages={57-60}
}
Rates of HIV-1 infection are growing rapidly, and the epidemic of sexually transmitted infections is continuing at an alarming rate, in the Russian Federation. We did a cross-sectional study of sexually transmitted infections, HIV infection, and drug use in street youth at a juvenile detention facility, adults at homeless detention centres, and women and men at a remand centre in Moscow. 160 (79%) women at the remand centre were sex workers. 91 (51%) homeless women had syphilis. At least one… CONTINUE READING
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