Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31824f8b1b
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Notification for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Sex Workers in Guatemala: Acceptability, Barriers, and Preferences

Sabidó, Meritxell MD, MPH, PhD*,†,‡; Gregg, Lucile Parker BA§; Vallès, Xavier MD, PhD‡,¶; Nikiforov, Mikhail BStat*,‡; Monzón, Jose Ernesto MD; Pedroza, Maria Isabel MD**; Vermund, Sten H. MD, PhD§; Casabona, Jordi MD, MPH, PhD†,‡,¶

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Abstract

Partner notification for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections is acceptable and feasible among female sex workers attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Guatemala, especially for regular partners. Intention to refer the sexual partner was best predicted by attitude followed by social norms and baby's protection. Women preferred notification via patient-based referral.

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