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Burden of HIV among Female Sex Workers in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Citation

Baral, Stefan D.; Beyrer, Chris; Muessig, Kathryn; Poteat, Tonia; Wirtz, Andrea L.; Decker, Michele R.; Sherman, Susan G.; & Kerrigan, Deanna L. (2012). Burden of HIV among Female Sex Workers in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12(7), 538-49.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Female sex workers are a population who are at heightened risk of HIV infection secondary to biological, behavioural, and structural risk factors. However, three decades into the HIV pandemic, understanding of the burden of HIV among these women remains limited. We aimed to assess the burden of HIV in this population compared with that of other women of reproductive age.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1473-3099(12)70066-x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Lancet Infectious Diseases

Author(s)

Baral, Stefan D.
Beyrer, Chris
Muessig, Kathryn
Poteat, Tonia
Wirtz, Andrea L.
Decker, Michele R.
Sherman, Susan G.
Kerrigan, Deanna L.

Year Published

2012

Volume Number

12

Issue Number

7

Pages

538-49

Reference ID

12903