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Human immunodeficiency virus, sexually transmitted infections, and risk behaviors among clients of sex workers in Guatemala: are they a bridge in human immunodeficiency virus transmission?

Authors
  • Sabidó, Meritxell1
  • Lahuerta, Maria
  • Montoliu, Alexandra
  • Gonzalez, Victoria
  • Hernández, Gabriela
  • Giardina, Federica
  • Monzón, José Ernesto
  • Pedroza, Maria Isabel
  • Casabona, Jordi
  • 1 Department of Research and Epidemiology, Fundació Sida i Societat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. [email protected] , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually transmitted diseases
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2011
Volume
38
Issue
8
Pages
735–742
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31821596b5
PMID: 21844725
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is a relatively high prevalence of HIV in clients compared to national estimates, and a substantial proportion of them act as a bridge for HIV/STI transmission between FSWs and the general population in Escuintla. Given that this is fuelling the current HIV epidemic, preventive interventions addressing this hard-to-reach group are urgently required.

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