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Role of core and bridging groups in the transmission dynamics of HIV and STIs in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa

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Show simple item record Lowndes, C. M. en_US Alary, M. en_US Meda, H. en_US Gnintoungbé, C. A. B. en_US Mukenge-Tshibaka, L. en_US Adjovi, C. en_US Buvé, A. en_US Morison, L. en_US Laourou, M. en_US Kanhonou, L. en_US Anagonou, S. en_US 2007-12-06T14:47:29Z 2007-12-06T14:47:29Z 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1368-4973 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M7A en_US
dc.identifier.other MICRO en_US
dc.identifier.other U-HIVSTD en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI enUS
dc.identifier.other FTA en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract The potential for exposure of low and high risk women to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) through unprotected sex with male clients of female sex workers in Cotonou could account for most if not all of the estimated yearly numbers of HIV infections in Cotonou women (approximately 1000). As ongoing transmission of HIV, and also of the most predominant STIs such as gonorrhoea and HSV-2, appears to be largely fuelled by transmission within core and bridging groups in Cotonou, interventions targeted at both female sex workers and their male clients remain of the utmost importance and could have a significant effect on the evolution of HIV/STI epidemics in Benin. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Sexually transmitted diseases en_US
dc.subject STD en_US
dc.subject Viral diseases en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject AIDS en_US
dc.subject Transmission en_US
dc.subject Risk en_US
dc.subject Prostitutes en_US
dc.subject Targeted approach en_US
dc.subject Benin en_US
dc.title Role of core and bridging groups in the transmission dynamics of HIV and STIs in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue Suppl.1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Sexually Transmitted Infections en_US
dc.citation.volume 78 en_US
dc.citation.pages i69-i77 en_US London en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Sex Transm Infect en_US

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