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Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Mar;30(3):195-8.

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in registered female sex workers in northern Mexico.

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Instituto de Investigación Científica, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Mexico. alvaradocosme@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Little is known about the epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in female sex workers (FSWs) in Mexico.

GOAL:

The goal of the study was to determine the prevalence of C trachomatis infection in registered FSWs from northern Mexico and to determine the sociodemographic characteristics associated with the infection.

STUDY DESIGN:

An enzyme immunoassay was used to test 354 FSWs in three northern Mexican cities for cervical C trachomatis infection. All participants were registered in a government health office. Recruitment was consecutive and voluntary. The association between clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of FSWs and infection was evaluated.

RESULTS:

The overall prevalence of C trachomatis infection among participants in the three cities was 12.4%. Women of low socioeconomic level and those younger than 25 years were the most frequently infected. Among FSWs in Durango, a higher frequency of C trachomatis infection was found for those who did not use condoms.

CONCLUSION:

C trachomatis is an important pathogen in the sexually transmitted diseases of registered FSWs in northern Mexico.

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