|Document ID (ISN)||109763|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
|Convention or series no.
||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.
||Efficacy of a brief behavioral intervention to promote condom use among female sex workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
||Nov. 2008, Vol. 98, No.11, p.2051-2057. 40 ref.
||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.
||information dissemination; Mexico; sex workers; safe working methods; women
||infectious diseases; syphilis; social aspects; case-control study; programme evaluation; immunodeficiency syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Mexico; USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases