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Article: Prevalence and risk factors of sexually transmitted infections in female sex workers in Hong Kong.

TitlePrevalence and risk factors of sexually transmitted infections in female sex workers in Hong Kong.
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 4, Suppl. 3, p. 42-46 How to Cite?
AbstractKey messages 1. The prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen, syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and HIV among the participating female sex workers (FSW) accounted for 8.5%, 1.8%, 1.8%, 4.6%, and 0.2%, respectively. 2. Alcohol consumption, place of origin, a history of termination of pregnancy, higher education level, having multiple partners, and being a non-smoker were risk factors of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among asymptomatic FSWs. 3. Inconsistent use of condom when having sex with regular partners among FSWs may have a bridging effect in the spread of STIs to other population groups. 4. Continue surveillance of STIs in FSWs in Hong Kong is important. A coherent policy and holistic approach is required to control the spread of STIs in the community.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191409

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYim, YLen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, TNen_US
dc.contributor.authorLynn, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorLing, DCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-15T06:57:51Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-15T06:57:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 4, Suppl. 3, p. 42-46en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191409-
dc.description.abstractKey messages 1. The prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen, syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and HIV among the participating female sex workers (FSW) accounted for 8.5%, 1.8%, 1.8%, 4.6%, and 0.2%, respectively. 2. Alcohol consumption, place of origin, a history of termination of pregnancy, higher education level, having multiple partners, and being a non-smoker were risk factors of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among asymptomatic FSWs. 3. Inconsistent use of condom when having sex with regular partners among FSWs may have a bridging effect in the spread of STIs to other population groups. 4. Continue surveillance of STIs in FSWs in Hong Kong is important. A coherent policy and holistic approach is required to control the spread of STIs in the community.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_US
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePrevalence and risk factors of sexually transmitted infections in female sex workers in Hong Kong.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW: wongwcw@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, WCW=rp01457en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros225624en_US
dc.identifier.volume18en_US
dc.identifier.spage42en_US
dc.identifier.epage46en_US

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