Prevalence and correlates of genital warts in Kenyan female sex workers

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dc.contributor.author Kavanaugh, Barbara E.
dc.contributor.author Odem-Davis, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Jaoko, Walter
dc.contributor.author Estambale, Benson B.
dc.contributor.author Kiarie, James N.
dc.contributor.author Masese, Linnet N.
dc.contributor.author Deya, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Manhart, Lisa E.
dc.contributor.author Graham, Susan M.
dc.contributor.author McClelland, R. Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T09:15:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T09:15:32Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318275ec7f
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.jooust.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1340
dc.description doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318275ec7f en_US
dc.description.abstract Background—Our goal in the present study was to investigate the prevalence and correlates of genital warts in a population of female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya. Because of the high prevalence of HIV-1 in this population, we were particularly interested in the association between HIV-1 infection and genital warts. Methods—We conducted a cross-sectional study of the prevalence and correlates of genital warts among high-risk women in Mombasa, Kenya. Between 2001 and 2007, 1182 women were enrolled, of whom 613 (51.4%) were HIV-1-seropositive. Chi square tests and logistic regression were used to examine the associations between genital warts and potential correlates. Results—Genital warts were identified on clinical examination in 27 (2.3%) women. Women who were HIV-1-seropositive were nearly 8 times as likely to have genital warts compared to HIV-1-seronegative women (OR 7.69, 95% CI 2.30–25.6). Conclusion—Understanding the prevalence and correlates of genital warts will help to determine whether coverage for the wart-inducing subtypes 6 and 11 in an HPV vaccine is an important consideration in resource-limited countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher PMC en_US
dc.subject Genital warts en_US
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus en_US
dc.subject Human papilloma virus en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.title Prevalence and correlates of genital warts in Kenyan female sex workers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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