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J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Jul 1;36(3):845-52.

HIV prevention among sex workers in India.

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STD/HIV Intervention Programme, Calcutta, India.

Abstract

To test the efficacy of a sustainable community-level HIV intervention among sex workers, the Sonagachi Project was replicated, including community organizing and advocacy, peer education, condom social marketing, and establishment of a health clinic. Sex workers were randomly selected in 2 small urban communities in northeastern India (n = 100 each) and assessed every 5-6 months over 15 months (85% retention). Overall condom use increased significantly in the intervention community (39%) compared with the control community (11%), and the proportion of consistent condom users increased 25% in the intervention community compared with a 16% decrease in the control community. This study supports the efficacy of the Sonagachi model intervention in increasing condom use and maintaining low HIV prevalence among sex workers.

PMID:
15213569
PMCID:
PMC2826108
DOI:
10.1097/00126334-200407010-00012
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