HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2002.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/40196
Title:
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2002.
Authors:
Vandepitte, Judith M; Malele, Faustin; Kivuvu, Dieu-Merçi; Edidi, Samuel; Muwonga, Jérémie; Lepira, François; Abdellati, Said; Kabamba, Joelle; Van Overloop, Catherine; Buvé, Anne
Journal:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2002. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted among FSWs presenting for the first time at the STI clinic of Matonge, Kinshasa. The women were interviewed about sociodemographic characteristics, type of sex work, and sexual behavior. Blood was taken for HIV, syphilis, and herpes simplex virus type 2 serology. Vaginal secretions were collected on swabs for the diagnosis of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. RESULTS: The overall HIV prevalence was 12.4% but varied within the different categories of FSWs: 11.8% in hotel-based, 24.0% in home-based, and 20.0% in street-based FSWs; 10.0% in homeless FSWs; and 6.6% in Masquées (clandestine sex workers). The overall herpes simplex virus type 2 seroprevalence was 58.5%. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of HIV and other STIs seems to have stabilized since the beginning of the project in 1988.
Affiliation:
Institute of Tropical Medicine, STD/HIV Research & Intervention Unit, Antwerp, Belgium. jvdpitte@itg.be
Issue Date:
Apr-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/40196
DOI:
10.1097/01.olq.0000233743.57334.6a
PubMed ID:
16878053
Language:
en
ISSN:
0148-5717
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STDs

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dc.contributor.authorVandepitte, Judith M-
dc.contributor.authorMalele, Faustin-
dc.contributor.authorKivuvu, Dieu-Merçi-
dc.contributor.authorEdidi, Samuel-
dc.contributor.authorMuwonga, Jérémie-
dc.contributor.authorLepira, François-
dc.contributor.authorAbdellati, Said-
dc.contributor.authorKabamba, Joelle-
dc.contributor.authorVan Overloop, Catherine-
dc.contributor.authorBuvé, Anne-
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-04T09:36:25Z-
dc.date.available2008-11-04T09:36:25Z-
dc.date.issued2007-04-
dc.identifier.citationHIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2002. 2007, 34 (4):203-8notSex Transm Disen
dc.identifier.issn0148-5717-
dc.identifier.pmid16878053-
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/01.olq.0000233743.57334.6a-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/40196-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2002. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted among FSWs presenting for the first time at the STI clinic of Matonge, Kinshasa. The women were interviewed about sociodemographic characteristics, type of sex work, and sexual behavior. Blood was taken for HIV, syphilis, and herpes simplex virus type 2 serology. Vaginal secretions were collected on swabs for the diagnosis of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. RESULTS: The overall HIV prevalence was 12.4% but varied within the different categories of FSWs: 11.8% in hotel-based, 24.0% in home-based, and 20.0% in street-based FSWs; 10.0% in homeless FSWs; and 6.6% in Masquées (clandestine sex workers). The overall herpes simplex virus type 2 seroprevalence was 58.5%. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of HIV and other STIs seems to have stabilized since the beginning of the project in 1988.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsPublished by Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - Archived on this site by kind permission Wolters Kluweren
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshDemocratic Republic of the Congoen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshProstitutionen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseasesen
dc.titleHIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2002.en
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Tropical Medicine, STD/HIV Research & Intervention Unit, Antwerp, Belgium. jvdpitte@itg.been
dc.identifier.journalSexually Transmitted Diseasesen

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