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Epidemiology of HIV among female sex workers, their clients, men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in West and Central Africa.

Authors
  • Papworth, Erin
  • Ceesay, Nuha
  • An, Louis
  • Thiam-Niangoin, Marguerite
  • Ky-Zerbo, Odette
  • Holland, Claire
  • Dramé, Fatou Maria
  • Grosso, Ashley
  • Diouf, Daouda
  • Baral, Stefan D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
16 Suppl 3
Pages
18751–18751
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7448/IAS.16.4.18751
PMID: 24321113
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

The disproportionate burden of HIV among FSWs appears to be consistent from the beginning of the HIV epidemic in WCA. While there are less data for other key populations such as clients of FSWs and MSM, the prevalence of HIV is higher among these men compared to other men in the region. There have been sporadic reports among PWID, but limited research on the burden of HIV among these men and women. These data affirm that the HIV epidemic in WCA appears to be far more concentrated among key populations than the epidemics in Southern and Eastern Africa. Evidence-based HIV prevention, treatment and care programmes in WCA should focus on engaging populations with the greatest burden of disease in the continuum of HIV care.

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