FSWs Typology and Condoms Use Among HIV High Risk Groups in Sindh, Pakistan: A Developing Country Perspective

Suleman M. Otho, Shazia Perveen, Qamar Abbas


We aimed to determine the association of FSWs typology with condom use among HIV high risk groups in Sindh, Pakistan the data was extracted from Second Generation Surveillance, Integrated behavioral and biological survey, Round IV for HIV infection in 2011. A cross sectional survey for high risk groups including FSWs from Sindh Pakistan. Considering typology, they were categorized as mobile or facility based. 1127 were identified as FSWs. Most of them were facility based (72.8%) and 81.3% used condoms. Typology, age, education, duration of involvement, number of client per day, number of paid oral sex per month, knowledge about STI and knowledge about drop in center were significantly associated with condom use among HIV high risk groups. Majority of facility based FSWs use condoms to prevent HIV infection.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4481

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