STI/HIV Prevalence among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) and Treatment Seeking Behavior for STI in Maharashtra

Ragini Mishra, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

The sixth millennium development goal combating HIV/AIDS its having a drastic effect on other millennium development goals also its hampering the other goal in achieving their goal by 2015.A large number of people visit Female Sex workers and have multiple partners who transmit HIV in the general population also. Cross tabulation displays the joint distribution of two or more variables. Logistic regression was used to analyze relationships between a dichotomous dependent variable and metric or dichotomous independent variables. Comprehensive knowledge of STI was high among Non Brothel based FSWs and FSWs whose duration in sex work was more than 10 years in both the rounds.The FSWs who were not living with their husbands were more likely to have STI.FSWs of age 25-35, those whose duration in sex work was more than ten years and FSWs brothel and non brothel based were less likely to have STI.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Health of Women, Children, and Families