Prevalence and Factors Associated With HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Female Sex Workers in Bamako, Mali

BACKGROUND: We aimed to (1) estimate the prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs) in Bamako, Mali, and (2) identify factors associated with STIs including HIV infection in this population. METHODS: We analyzed baseline data from a prospective observational cohort study on cervical cancer screening, human papillomavirus, and HIV infections among FSWs 18 years or older recruited in Bamako. Multivariable log-binomial regression was used to estimate the adjusted prevalence ratios (APRs) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) for HIV infection and STIs versus associated factors. RESULTS: Among 353 women participating in the study, mean age was 26.8 (±7.6) years. HIV prevalence was 20.4%, whereas 35.1% of the FSWs had at least one STI. Factors significantly associated with HIV were older age (P
Auteurs (Zotero)
Tounkara, Fatoumata Korika; Téguété, Ibrahima; Guédou, Fernand A.; Keita, Bintou; Alary, Michel
Date de publication (Zotero)
octobre, 2020