The prevalence of serological markers for syphilis amongst a sample of Spanish prostitutes.
The results of a multicentre study of 1668 Spanish prostitutes are described with regard to syphilis infection.
For those women who permitted serological tests (n=1095), 30.59% (confidence interval (CI) : 30.55% - 30.63%) were positive for markers indicating current or prior infection.
After adjustment was made for other variables, a significant association with syphilis infection was observed for periods of exposure (i.e. age and years working as a prostitute).
No significant associations were detected for either intravenous drug use, or educational attainment.
The results of this study are similar to those of some other investigations into the prevalence of syphilis amongst prostitutes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Syphilis, Tréponématose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Prévalence, Marqueur biologique, Sérologie, Prostitution, Epidémiologie, Espagne, Europe, Maladie sexuellement transmissible
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Syphilis, Treponematosis, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Prevalence, Biological marker, Serology, Prostitution, Epidemiology, Spain, Europe, Sexually transmitted disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0004359
Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 17/04/1998.