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Violence, condom breakage, and HIV infection among female sex workers in Benin, West Africa.

Authors
  • Tounkara, Fatoumata K1
  • Diabaté, Souleymane
  • Guédou, Fernand A
  • Ahoussinou, Clément
  • Kintin, Frédéric
  • Zannou, Djimon M
  • Kpatchavi, Adolphe
  • Bédard, Emmanuelle
  • Bietra, Raphaël
  • Alary, Michel
  • 1 From the *URESP, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec, Québec, Canada; †Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; ‡Dispensaire IST, Cotonou, Benin; §Programme National de Lutte Contre le Sida et les IST au Bénin, Cotonou, Bénin; ¶Faculté des sciences dela santé and ∥Département de sociologie, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Godomey, Bénin; **Département des sciences infirmières, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Campus Lévis, Lévis, Canada; and ††Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Québec, Canada. , (Benin)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually transmitted diseases
Publication Date
May 01, 2014
Volume
41
Issue
5
Pages
312–318
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000114
PMID: 24722385
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results show that violence is associated with a higher HIV prevalence among FSWs and that condom breakage is a potential mediator for this association. Longitudinal studies designed to analyze this relationship and specific interventions integrated to current HIV prevention strategies are needed to reduce the burden of violence among FSWs.

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