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AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 18, Supplement 2, pp 153–160

First Online: 13 July 2013DOI: 10.1007-s10461-013-0546-5

Cite this article as: Weir, S.S., Li, J., Edwards, J.K. et al. AIDS Behav 2014 18Suppl 2: 153. doi:10.1007-s10461-013-0546-5

Abstract

The re-emerging syphilis epidemic in China is documented among sex workers, but little is known about STI risk among the broader group of women who work at entertainment and service venues, many of whom do not self-identify as sex workers. In 2009 in Liuzhou, China, community informants identified venues where people meet sexual partners. Characteristics of a stratified random sample of venues were collected during venue visits. Female staff at 42 venues were interviewed and tested for syphilis. The results showed that venue characteristics, worker behaviors, and syphilis prevalence differed by venue type. Service venue workers had more sexual partners, were more likely to report sex work, and more likely to have a positive syphilis test than entertainment venue workers prevalence ratio: 5.4; 95 % CI 1.4–20.6. To conclude, risk of syphilis differs by venue type and is higher at service venues, even among women who do not report commercial sex.

KeywordsSyphilis Social venues Venue-based prevention China An erratum to this article can be found at http:-dx.doi.org-10.1007-s10461-014-0722-2.

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Autor: Sharon S. Weir - Jing Li - Jessie K. Edwards - Anisha D. Gandhi - Huang Yingying - Chirayath M. Suchindran - Xiang-Sheng

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