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Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2012
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Title
Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-136
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Authors

Jennifer L Syvertsen, Angela M Robertson, Daniela Abramovitz, M Gudelia Rangel, Gustavo Martinez, Thomas L Patterson, Monica D Ulibarri, Alicia Vera, Nabila El-Bassel, Steffanie A Strathdee

Abstract

Researchers are increasingly recognizing the importance of addressing sexual and drug-related HIV risk within the context of intimate relationships rather than solely focusing on individual behaviors. Practical and effective methods are needed to recruit, screen, and enroll the high risk and hard-to-reach couples who would most benefit from HIV interventions, such as drug-using female sex workers (FSWs) and their intimate, non-commercial partners. This paper outlines a bi-national, multidisciplinary effort to develop and implement a study protocol for research on the social context and epidemiology of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and high risk behaviors among FSWs and their non-commercial male partners in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. We provide an overview of our study and specifically focus on the sampling, recruitment, screening, and successful enrollment of high risk couples into a public health study in this context.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
Unknown 72 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 30%
Student > Master 14 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Lecturer 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 23%
Psychology 12 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 March 2012.
All research outputs
#6,576,586
of 12,372,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,910
of 8,418 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#51,679
of 117,284 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#37
of 74 outputs
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