Evaluating the potential impact of vaginal microbicides to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV in female sex workers.

TitleEvaluating the potential impact of vaginal microbicides to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV in female sex workers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSmith, RJ, Bodine EN, Wilson DP, Blower SM
JournalAIDS (London, England)
Volume19
Issue4
Pagination413-21
Date Published2005 Mar 4
ISSN0269-9370
KeywordsAnti-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
Abstract

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?

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