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Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and its relationship with other sexually transmitted diseases in a group of prostitutes from Huixtla, Chiapas

Pérez López, A.; Mazariegos Arana, M.A.; Casahonda Esquinca, J.G.; Durante Figueroa, O.; Cano Castellanos, R.

Revista de Investigacion Clinica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutricion 43(1): 45-47

1991


ISSN/ISBN: 0034-8376
PMID: 1866497
Accession: 041055068

We investigated the HIV prevalence rate in 106 female prostitutes residing in Huixtla, State of Chiapas, which is a small town in the southeastern part of Mexico, from February of 1989 to January of 1990. We used an immunoenzymatic method (Serodia). The mean age was 35 years ranging from 17 to 43. Sixty six women (62%) were from Central America, and the remainder had been born in Mexico. The HIV antibody was not detected in the women, but 39 (37%) had a sexually transmitted disease: the more frequent were condolomatosis, candidiasis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

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