Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers in a Rural District of Malawi.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18238
Title:
Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers in a Rural District of Malawi.
Authors:
Zachariah, R; Spielmann M P; Harries, A D; Nkhoma, W; Chantulo, A; Arendt, V
Journal:
International Journal of STD & AIDS
Abstract:
In Thyolo District, Malawi, a study was conducted among commercial sex workers (CSWs) attending mobile clinics in order to; determine the prevalence and pattern of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), describe sexual behaviour among those who have an STI and identify risk factors associated with 'no condom use'. There were 1817 CSWs, of whom 448 (25%) had an STI. Of these, the commonest infections included 237 (53%) cases of abnormal vaginal discharge, 109 (24%) cases of pelvic inflammatory disease and 95 (21%) cases of genital ulcer disease (GUD). Eighty-seven per cent had sex while symptomatic, 17% without condoms. Having unprotected sex was associated with being married, being involved with commercial sex outside a known rest-house or bar, having a GUD, having fewer than two clients/day, alcohol intake and having had no prior medication for STI. The high levels of STIs, particularly GUDs, and unprotected sex underlines the importance of developing targeted interventions for CSWs and their clients.
Affiliation:
Médecins sans Frontières - Luxembourg, Thyolo District, Malawi. Zachariah@internet.ln
Issue Date:
Mar-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18238
DOI:
10.1258/095646203762869197
PubMed ID:
12665441
Additional Links:
http://ijsa.rsmjournals.com
Language:
en
ISSN:
0956-4624
Appears in Collections:
STDs

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, R-
dc.contributor.authorSpielmann M P-
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A D-
dc.contributor.authorNkhoma, W-
dc.contributor.authorChantulo, A-
dc.contributor.authorArendt, V-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-14T10:55:53Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-14T10:55:53Z-
dc.date.issued2003-03-
dc.identifier.citationSexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers in a Rural District of Malawi. 2003, 14 (3):185-8notInt J STD AIDSen
dc.identifier.issn0956-4624-
dc.identifier.pmid12665441-
dc.identifier.doi10.1258/095646203762869197-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18238-
dc.description.abstractIn Thyolo District, Malawi, a study was conducted among commercial sex workers (CSWs) attending mobile clinics in order to; determine the prevalence and pattern of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), describe sexual behaviour among those who have an STI and identify risk factors associated with 'no condom use'. There were 1817 CSWs, of whom 448 (25%) had an STI. Of these, the commonest infections included 237 (53%) cases of abnormal vaginal discharge, 109 (24%) cases of pelvic inflammatory disease and 95 (21%) cases of genital ulcer disease (GUD). Eighty-seven per cent had sex while symptomatic, 17% without condoms. Having unprotected sex was associated with being married, being involved with commercial sex outside a known rest-house or bar, having a GUD, having fewer than two clients/day, alcohol intake and having had no prior medication for STI. The high levels of STIs, particularly GUDs, and unprotected sex underlines the importance of developing targeted interventions for CSWs and their clients.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijsa.rsmjournals.com-
dc.rightsReproduced on this site with the permission of Royal Society of Medicine Press, Londonen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCondomsen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMalawien
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshProstitutionen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshRisk-Takingen
dc.subject.meshRural Healthen
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseasesen
dc.titleSexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers in a Rural District of Malawi.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins sans Frontières - Luxembourg, Thyolo District, Malawi. Zachariah@internet.lnen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of STD & AIDSen

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