Syphilis and hepatitis B Co-infection among HIV-infected, sex-trafficked women and girls, Nepal

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Jun;14(6):932-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1406.080090.

Abstract

Sex trafficking may play a major role in spread of HIV across South Asia. We investigated co-infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among 246 sex-trafficked women and girls from Nepal. Those who were HIV positive were more likely than those who were HIV negative to be infected with syphilis and/or hepatitis B.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis B / complications
  • Hepatitis B / diagnosis
  • Hepatitis B / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Nepal / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Offenses / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sex Work / statistics & numerical data*
  • Syphilis / complications
  • Syphilis / diagnosis
  • Syphilis / epidemiology*