Vaginal Cleansing Practices in HIV Infected Zambian Women

@article{Alcaide2011VaginalCP,
  title={Vaginal Cleansing Practices in HIV Infected Zambian Women},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Luisa Romero Alcaide and Miriam Mumbi and Ndashi Chitalu and Deborah L Jones},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={872-878}
}
Vaginal practices are a variety of behavioral techniques that women use to manage their sexual life and personal hygiene. Women perceive vaginal practices as a beneficial practice. However, vaginal cleansing has been identified as one of the main risk factors for bacterial vaginosis and is potentially implicated in Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infection transmission. This study examined the prevalence of vaginal practices and the types of practices used among a… CONTINUE READING
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