HIV testing among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India


Dandona, R; Dandona, L; Kumar, GA; Gutierrez, JP; McPherson, S; Bertozzi, SM; (2005) HIV testing among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India. AIDS (London, England), 19 (17). pp. 2033-6. ISSN 0269-9370 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aids.0000191921.31808.8c

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Abstract

Of 6648 female sex workers (FSW) in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh state in India, only 7.9% reported having undergone HIV testing, and three-quarters of the rest were unwilling to undergo HIV testing in the future. The risk of HIV infection as a result of the non-use of condoms was higher among FSW who reported not having been tested and were also unwilling to get tested, and they also held significantly more negative beliefs about HIV/AIDS.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/diagnosis/epidemiology/psychology, Adolescent, Adult, Condoms, Diagnostic Tests, Routine/methods, Female, HIV Infections/ diagnosis/epidemiology/psychology, Health Facilities, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, India/epidemiology, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/psychology, Prostitution, Sexual Behavior/psychology, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, diagnosis, epidemiology, psychology, Adolescent, Adult, Condoms, Diagnostic Tests, Routine, methods, Female, HIV Infections, diagnosis, epidemiology, psychology, Health Facilities, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, India, epidemiology, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, psychology, Prostitution, Sexual Behavior, psychology
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
PubMed ID: 16260912
Web of Science ID: 233444200014
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/8845

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