CitationBaral, Stefan D.; Wirtz, Andrea L.; Poteat, Tonia; & Beyrer, Chris (2013). Was the HIV Infection Burden in Female Sex Workers in China Overestimated? - Authors' Reply. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 13(1), 13-14.
AbstractStefan Baral and colleagues described the burden of HIV infection among female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries, on the basis of a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies. In their analysis, the authors estimated a pooled HIV prevalence of 3·0% (95% CI 2·8–3·3) among female sex workers in China. However, we believe that this prevalence is overestimated, partly because of selection and publication biases. HIV prevalence estimates from population-based surveys are
vulnerable to selection bias. Many studies, yielding a wide range of HIV prevalence in female sex workers, have been published in both international English journals and in national Chinese journals.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleLancet Infectious Diseases
Author(s)Baral, Stefan D.
Wirtz, Andrea L.