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07.09.2016 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 8/2017

AIDS and Behavior 8/2017

Prevalence of HIV Infection and Risk Factors Among Female Sex Workers in a Southeast Province of Vietnam

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AIDS and Behavior > Ausgabe 8/2017
Autoren:
Tri Nguyen, Donald Edwin Stewart, Chiao Tzu Patricia Lee, Thi Nhu Hang Dang
Wichtige Hinweise
Tri Nguyen, Donald Edwin Stewart, Chiao Tzu Patricia Lee have contributed equally to the work.

Abstract

Female sex workers (FSWs) are at heightened risk of HIV infection. This research aims to determine the prevalence of HIV and relevant risk factors and related behavior among FSWs in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, a southeast province of Vietnam. 420 FSWs were interviewed using a structured questionnaire and biological samples tested for HIV. 2.6 % were found to be HIV positive. HIV infection was significantly higher in FSWs who had low income (≤AUD 200 per month), have had anal sex, have had sex with injecting drug users, and had a low level of HIV/AIDS-related knowledge. Improved employment opportunities and income are important to reduce the pressure for young women to engage in sex work for income purposes, but in public health terms, existing HIV treatment, prevention and intervention programs needs better targeting and improvements to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

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