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Risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases among sex workers in the interior of Piaui, Brazil

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Title
Risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases among sex workers in the interior of Piaui, Brazil
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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/1983-1447.2015.02.52089
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Penha, Jardeliny Corrêa da, Aquino, Caroline Batista de Queiroz, Neri, Érica de Alencar Rodrigues, Reis, Thaís Gomes Oliveira dos, Aquino, Priscila de Souza, Pinheiro, Ana Karina Bezerra, Penha, Jardeliny Corrêa da, Aquino, Caroline Batista de Queiroz, Neri, Érica de Alencar Rodrigues, Reis, Thaís Gomes Oliveira dos, Aquino, Priscila de Souza, Pinheiro, Ana Karina Bezerra

Abstract

To identify the risk factors for STD among female sex workers and the characteristics of this population, and to verify the association between condom use by their male partners and clients. Cross-sectional and correlational study conducted with 73 sex workers registered at the Sex Workers´ Association of the municipality of Picos -PI, Brazil. Data were collected in September and October 2010 using a questionnaire to obtain sociodemographic information and the participants´ background in the sex industry. Ethical aspects were observed. There was no significant association between most of the sociodemographic variables and background in the sex industry and condom use by male partners or clients. However, there was a significant association with years in the sex industry (p = 0.029). Sex workers who had been in the industry for the longest used condoms for protection against sexually transmitted diseases. It is essential to create health promotion strategies that observe the real-life experiences of sex workers.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 21%
Student > Master 6 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 12%
Professor 3 9%
Researcher 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 6 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 18%
Psychology 3 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 6%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 8 24%