Evaluating the potential impact of vaginal microbicides to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV in female sex workers.
|Title||Evaluating the potential impact of vaginal microbicides to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV in female sex workers.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Smith, RJ, Bodine EN, Wilson DP, Blower SM|
|Journal||AIDS (London, England)|
|Date Published||2005 Mar 4|
|Keywords||Anti-HIV Agents, Anti-Infective Agents, Local, Condoms, Drug Utilization, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Models, Biological, Prostitution, Risk Assessment, Safe Sex, Sexual Behavior, Treatment Outcome, Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies|
The following questions were addressed: would the introduction of vaginal microbicides substantially reduce the risk of female sex workers (FSWs) acquiring HIV? Which factor would it be most important to maximize, microbicide efficacy or microbicide use? What level of microbicide efficacy and use would be necessary to counterbalance a possible reduction in condom use?