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Blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections: a cross-sectional study in a Swiss prison

Published in BMC infectious diseases. 2018, vol. 18, no. 1, 539
Abstract Incarcerated people carry a high burden of infection, including blood-borne diseases (BBDs). It is also known that one million people contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) every day worldwide, which represents a global public health challenge. However, data regarding the prevalence of STIs and the risk factors among incarcerated populations are lacking. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated factors of BBDs and STIs among detainees in the largest pre-trial prison in Switzerland.
Keywords AdolescentAdultCross-Sectional StudiesHIV Infections/diagnosis/epidemiologyHepatitis C/complications/diagnosis/epidemiologyHerpes Genitalis/diagnosis/epidemiologyHumansMaleMiddle AgedOdds RatioPrevalencePrisoners/statistics & numerical dataRisk FactorsSexually Transmitted Diseases/diagnosis/epidemiologySubstance-Related Disorders/complications/diagnosisSurveys and QuestionnairesSwitzerland/epidemiologySyphilis/diagnosis/epidemiologyYoung AdultHIVSyphilisHerpesvirus 2HumanHepatitis CPrisonEpidemiology
PMID: 30373535
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Autre: Federal Office of Public Health (grant number 09.003678)
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CHACOWRY PALA, Komal Rachna et al. Blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections: a cross-sectional study in a Swiss prison. In: BMC Infectious Diseases, 2018, vol. 18, n° 1, p. 539. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3445-6 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:130380

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