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HIV prevalence and risk behavior among clients of female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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Show simple item record Vuylsteke, B. en_US Ghys, P. D. en_US Traoré, M. en_US Konan, Y. en_US Mah-Bi, G. en_US Maurice, C. en_US Soroh, D. en_US Diarra, J. N. en_US Roels, T. H. en_US Laga, M. en_US 2007-12-06T14:48:51Z 2007-12-06T14:48:51Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0269-9370 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-X2M en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-MLA en_US
dc.identifier.other MICRO en_US
dc.identifier.other U-HIVSTD en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description Not the final published version
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics of clients of female sex workers in Abidjan, and to determine their HIV prevalence and related risk factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study among clients of female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. METHODS: A trained interviewer approached clients leaving the room of a female sex worker and invited them for an interview using a structured questionnaire, and to provide a saliva sample. Saliva was tested for HIV antibodies by the GACELISA assay (Murex, Dartford, UK). RESULTS: A total of 526 clients agreed to participate, and 423 (80.4%) provided a saliva sample. Reported condom use was very high, 92.7% said they always use condoms and 95.4% reported condom use during the visit preceding the interview. The overall HIV prevalence among the clients who provided a saliva sample was 13.4%. Older age and being married or cohabitating was significantly associated with HIV infection in multivariate analysis. CONCLUSIONS: HIV prevalence appears to be relatively low, and condom use is high among clients of female sex workers in Abidjan. Existing HIV prevention efforts among female sex workers and among the general population should be sustained and reinforced. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
dc.subject Viral diseases en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject AIDS en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Risk behavior en_US
dc.subject Sexual behavior en_US
dc.subject Prostitutes' clients en_US
dc.subject Côte d'Ivoire en_US
dc.subject Africa, West en_US
dc.title HIV prevalence and risk behavior among clients of female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle AIDS en_US
dc.citation.volume 17 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1691-1694 en_US Philadelphia
dc.citation.jabbreviation AIDS en_US

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