Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Switzerland : a local exploratory cross-sectional study

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serval:BIB_8266DFADE297
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
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Abstract (Abstract): shot summary in a article that contain essentials elements presented during a scientific conference, lecture or from a poster.
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Title
Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Switzerland : a local exploratory cross-sectional study
Title of the conference
European Journal of Public Health
Author(s)
Bondolfi C., Vu F., Cavassini M., D'Acremont V., Greub G., Jaton K., Masserey E., Pongelli S., Bouche L., Ngarambe C., Bize R., Bodenmann P.
Organization
1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health, Edinburgh, 17-19 May 2018
ISSN
1101-1262
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2018
Volume
28
Number
S1
Pages
158
Language
english
Notes
e1. Poster presentations
Abstract
Background: Female sex workers (FSWs) in many places are often considered to be highly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, data on the STI epidemiology in FSWs are lacking in Switzerland. Our main goal was to evaluate the prevalence of six STIs (HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, and syphilis) among local FSWs.
Methods: A prospective exploratory cross-sectional study was conducted on a convenience sample of adult (≥ 18 years) FSWs at the Lausanne University Hospital (Switzerland) from April 1 2015 to December 31 2016. FSWs who worked in street sex venues, massage parlours and brothels were approached for recruitment. All participants were offered screening for the aforementioned STIs free of charge, and received immunisation against viral hepatitis when indicated.
Keywords
Epidemiologysexually, Transmitted diseases
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