A pilot study on the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among clients of brothel-based female sex workers in Jessore, Bangladesh

M. Huq, F. A.H. Chawdhury, D. K. Mitra, M. A. Islam, G. Salahuddin, J. Das, M. Rahman

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Abstract

The prevalence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among clients of female sex workers (FSWs) was studied. A total of 156 condoms were collected from clients of 13 sex workers during three consecutive days. Condoms used by clients of FSWs were collected and DNA was extracted from the seminal fluid and used for the diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis and Trichomonas vaginalis by polymerase chain reaction. The prevalence of N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis and T. vaginalis among clients of FSWs was 4.5% (7/156), 2.5% (4/156) and 7% (11/156), respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-301
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Clients of FSWs
  • Female sex worker
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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