Syphilis and Hepatitis B Co-Infection among HIV-Infected, Sex-Trafficked Women and Girls, Nepal
Silverman, Jay G.
Decker, Michele R.
Seage, George R.
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CitationSilverman, Jay G., Michele R. Decker, Jhumka Gupta, Ashwin Dharmadhikari, George R. Seage, Anita Raj. "Syphilis and Hepatitis B Co-infection among HIV-Infected, Sex-Trafficked Women and Girls, Nepal" Emerging Infectious Diseases 14(6): 932-934. (2008)
Sex trafficking may play a major role in spread of HIV across South Asia. We investigated co-infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among 246 sex-trafficked women and girls from Nepal. Those who were HIV positive were more likely than those who were HIV negative to be infected with syphilis and/or hepatitis B.