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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections in women who sell sex on the route of prostitution and sex tourism in Central Brazil
Autor: Matos, Marcos André de
Caetano, Karlla Antonieta Amorim
França, Divânia Dias da Silva
Pinheiro, Raquel Silva
Moraes, Luciene Carneiro de
Teles, Sheila Araujo
Resumo: Objective: to investigate knowledge on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), STD-related risk behaviors, and signs/symptoms of STDs among female sex workers (FSWs). Methods: a cross-sectional study was conducted with a probabilistic sample comprising 395 women recruited using a respondent-driven sampling method between 2009 and 2010. The data were collected during face-to-face interviews. Results: most of the participants were young adults, had a low educational level, and had poor knowledge on the transmission paths of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over one-third of the participants were not able to describe the signs/symptoms of STDs. The prevalence rates of vaginal discharge and wounds/ulcers were 49.0% and 8.6%, respectively, but 41.7% of the women had not sought treatment. Conclusion: the results indicate the need for public health policies focusing on the control and prevention of STDs in this population, especially for the FSWs who are active in an important prostitution and sex tourism route in central Brazil.
Palavras-chave: Prostitution
Health vulnerability
Knowledge
Sexually transmitted diseases
Women's health
País: Brasil
Unidade acadêmica: Faculdade de Enfermagem - FEN (RG)
Citação: MATOS, Marcos André de; CAETANO, Karlla Antonieta Amorim; FRANÇA, Divânia Dias da Silva; PINHEIRO, Raquel Silva; MORAES, Luciene Carneiro de; Teles, Sheila Araujo. Vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections in women who sell sex on the route of prostitution and sex tourism in Central Brazil. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, Ribeirão Preto, v. 21, n. 4, p. 906-912, July/Aug. 2013.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S0104-11692013000400011
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S0104-11692013000400011
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/18152
Data de publicação: Ago-2013
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