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Chlamydia Prevalence and Associated Behaviours Among Female Sex Workers in Vanuatu: Results from an Integrated Bio-behavioural Survey, 2011

Caroline van Gemert, Mark Stoove, Tamara Kwarteng, Siula Bulu, Isabel Bergeri, Ian Wanyeki, Steve Badman, Jayline Malverus, Alyce Vella, Len Tarivonda, Lisa Grazina Johnston

AIDS AND BEHAVIOR | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2014

Abstract

There is insufficient data on sexually transmitted infections (STI) and related behaviours among key populations, including female sex workers (FSW), in the Pacific region. Using respondent driven sampling, we conducted an integrated bio-behavioural survey with FSW in Vanuatu (aged ≥18 years) to investigate risk behaviours associations with Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Weighted population estimates and correlates of CT infection were calculated. Among 149 FSW, prevalence of CT was 36 % (95 % CI 26-48 %). Few FSW reported consistent condom use with recent transactional sex partners (TSP) (8 %; 95 % CI 2-13 %). CT infection was positively associated with increasing number of TSP (adjusted odds ..

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