Risk factors for syphilis among incarcerated women in Rhode Island

J. D. Rich, J. C. Hou, A. Charuvastra, C. W. Towe, M. Lally, A. Spaulding, U. Bandy, E. F. Donnelly, Anne Marie Rompalo

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Syphilis remains a significant problem in the United States. The prison environment is an ideal location to identify and treat syphilis. We undertook this study to describe the correlates and risk factors for syphilis among incarcerated women in Rhode Island. The study design was a review of all cases of syphilis identified through routine screening in the state prison and a case control study. Between 1992 and 1998, among 6,249 incarcerated women, 86 were found to have syphilis; of these, 29 were primary and secondary cases representing 49% of infectious cases of syphilis in women in the state. The prison environment offers a unique opportunity for the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-585
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS Patient Care and STDs
Volume15
Issue number11
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StatePublished - 2001

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Rich, J. D., Hou, J. C., Charuvastra, A., Towe, C. W., Lally, M., Spaulding, A., ... Rompalo, A. M. (2001). Risk factors for syphilis among incarcerated women in Rhode Island. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 15(11), 581-585. https://doi.org/10.1089/108729101753287676

Risk factors for syphilis among incarcerated women in Rhode Island. / Rich, J. D.; Hou, J. C.; Charuvastra, A.; Towe, C. W.; Lally, M.; Spaulding, A.; Bandy, U.; Donnelly, E. F.; Rompalo, Anne Marie.

In: AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Vol. 15, No. 11, 2001, p. 581-585.

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Rich, JD, Hou, JC, Charuvastra, A, Towe, CW, Lally, M, Spaulding, A, Bandy, U, Donnelly, EF & Rompalo, AM 2001, 'Risk factors for syphilis among incarcerated women in Rhode Island', AIDS Patient Care and STDs, vol. 15, no. 11, pp. 581-585. https://doi.org/10.1089/108729101753287676
Rich JD, Hou JC, Charuvastra A, Towe CW, Lally M, Spaulding A et al. Risk factors for syphilis among incarcerated women in Rhode Island. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2001;15(11):581-585. https://doi.org/10.1089/108729101753287676
Rich, J. D. ; Hou, J. C. ; Charuvastra, A. ; Towe, C. W. ; Lally, M. ; Spaulding, A. ; Bandy, U. ; Donnelly, E. F. ; Rompalo, Anne Marie. / Risk factors for syphilis among incarcerated women in Rhode Island. In: AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2001 ; Vol. 15, No. 11. pp. 581-585.
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