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Prevalence and Risks of Syphilis among Commercial Sex Workers in Georgetown, Guyana

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.138
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86-90
Synopsis: 
This study investigated the sexual health practices and constraints faced by persons involved in commercial sex in Guyana. Stigma and discrimination were identified as major constraints faced by the male sex workers, and 97.1% of commercial sex workers indicated that they preferred giving up sex work.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) and prevalence of syphilis and to investigate the sexual health practices and constraints among commercial sex workers (CSWs) in Guyana.

Methods: The participants were randomly selected from CSWs participating in support group meetings held in Georgetown and Berbice. The survey was cross-sectional, and SPSS 20.0 was used to perform the data analysis.

Accepted: 
14 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2015
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