Etiology of sexually transmitted infections among street-based female sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.authorRahman, Motiur-
dc.contributor.authorAlam, Ashraful-
dc.contributor.authorNessa, Khairun-
dc.contributor.authorHossain, Anowar-
dc.contributor.authorNahar, Shamsun-
dc.contributor.authorDatta, Dilip-
dc.contributor.authorAlam, Shahnewaz Khan-
dc.contributor.authorMian, Ruhul Amin-
dc.contributor.authorAlbert, M. John-
dc.identifier.citationJ Clin Microbiol 2000 Mar ; 38(3) : 1244-6en
dc.description.abstractAn etiological study of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was conducted among female sex workers (FSWs) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Endocervical swab and blood samples from 269 street-based FSWs were examined for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Trichomonas vaginalis as well as for antibodies to Treponema pallidum and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). Sociodemographic data and data regarding behavior were also collected. A total of 226 of the 269 FSWs (84%) were positive for the STI pathogens studied. Among the 269 FSWs, 35.5% were positive for N. gonorrhoeae, 25% were positive for C. trachomatis, 45.5% were positive for T. vaginalis, 32.6% were seropositive for T. pallidum, 62.5% were seropositive for HSV-2, and 51% had infections with two or more pathogensen
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dc.subjectSexually transmitted diseasesen
dc.subjectSex workersen
dc.subjectNeisseria gonorrhoeaeen
dc.subjectAntibodies, bacterialen
dc.subjectChlamydia infectionsen
dc.titleEtiology of sexually transmitted infections among street-based female sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladeshen
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