This study tried to determine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalences among female commercial sex workers in Mexico City.
A sampling frame was constructed that included bars, massage parlors, and street corners.
Prevalences for Treponema pallidum, herpes simplex virus type 2, HIV, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Chlamydia trachomatis were 6.4%, 65%, 0.6%, 3.7%, and 11.1%, respectively.
A significant association was found between higher STD frequencies and working at street sites.
Most STD frequencies were lower in comparison with rates found for female sex workers in other countries.
However, preventive programs against STD/HIV are needed in this population.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Prostitution, Femme, Homme, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Mexico
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Sexually transmitted disease, Prostitution, Woman, Human, Mexico, Central America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0414814
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 19/12/1997.