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Document ID (ISN)109763
CIS number 09-945
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Patterson T.L., Mausbach B., Lozada R., Staines-Orozco H., Semple S.J., Fraga-Vallejo M., Orozovich P., Abramovitz D., de la Torre A., Amaro H., Martinez G., Magis-Rodríguez C., Strathdee S.A.
Title Efficacy of a brief behavioral intervention to promote condom use among female sex workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol. 98, No.11, p.2051-2057. 40 ref.
Abstract A random sample of 924 female sex workers from two Mexican localities bordering the United States were divided between intervention and reference groups. The intervention group received a 30-minute presentation on sexual risk reduction. At baseline and six months later, women underwent interviews and testing for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia. A 40% decline in sexually transmitted illness incidence was observed in the intervention group. Incidence rates for the intervention versus control groups was 13.8 versus 24.92 per 100 person-years for sexually transmitted illnesses combined and 0 versus 2.01 per 100 person-years for HIV. There were concomitant increases in the percentage of protected sex acts. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) information dissemination; Mexico; sex workers; safe working methods; women
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; syphilis; social aspects; case-control study; programme evaluation; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMexico; USA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases