In order to examine the prevalence of HIV infection and associated risk factors amongst Spanish female prostitutes a multicentre (n=22) cross-sectional study was conducted between November 1989 and January 1991.
Data collected included socioeconomic characteristics, sexual behaviour and health status together with blood samples.
A total of 1633 prostitutes were recruited into the study.
Of these, 1433 (87.8%) consented to blood samples being taken and 180 (12.6%) were HIV positive.
HIV seroprevalence was 54.7% for intravenous drug users (IVDUs) versus 3.7% for non-IVDUs.
Previous imprisonment, hepatitis B and a partner who was an IVDU were significant predictors of HIV infection according to multivariate logistic regression models.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Femelle, Prostitution, Espagne, Europe, Etude multicentrique, Facteur sociodémographique, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Female, Prostitution, Spain, Europe, Multicenter study, Sociodemographic factor, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0394644
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 25/01/1999.