Female sex workers (FSWs) living with HIV are a vulnerable population for multiple health concerns and have been vastly understudied in public health literature. This study analyzes factors related to pregnancy among 268 FSWs living with HIV in the Dominican Republic.
Results indicate that
- 34% of participants had been pregnant since HIV diagnosis.
- pregnancy after HIV diagnosis and ART interruption,
- knowledge of mother-to-child transmission,
- serostatus disclosure to a sex partner,
- older age
- and a more negative perception of their health provider.
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1Department of Health, Behavior and Society, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, HH287, 624 N. Broadway St., Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org.
2The Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
3HIV Vaccine Research Unit, Instituto Dermatalógico y Cirugia de Piel Dr. Humberto Bogart Diaz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
4Department of Health, Behavior and Society, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, HH287, 624 N. Broadway St., Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA.
AIDS Behav. 2016 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
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