Socio-Economic and Demographic Characteristics and HIV-1 Infection among Female Commercial Sex Workers in Thailand

  • Van Griensven G
  • Limanonda B
  • Chongwatana N
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Abstract

An examination of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection risk in Thailand focuses on socioeconomic & demographic profiles of 800 female commercial sex workers (CSWs), who submitted to interviews & gave blood samples in 1992. An elevated risk of HIV-1 infection was found to be related to direct service work, non-Thai identity, low education level, lack of children, & debt to employer. Prevalence of HIV-1 infection was greater among those starting sex work between ages 12-15 than those starting at age 21+, demonstrating the importance of targeting prevention measures toward young females. 3 Tables, 15 References. Adapted from the source document.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • *Prevention
  • *Prostitution
  • *Risk
  • *Thailand
  • 1992 interview/blood sample data
  • 6126: social welfare
  • Females
  • Sociodemographic Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • article
  • human immunodeficiency virus infection risk, femal

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Authors

  • G J P Van Griensven

  • B Limanonda

  • N Chongwatana

  • P Tirasawat

  • R A Coutinho

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