Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324035
Title:
Health risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin.
Authors:
McDonnell, R J; McDonnell, P M; O'Neill, M; Mulcahy, F
Affiliation:
Health Information Unit, Eastern Health Board, Dr Steeven's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
McDonnell RJ et al. Health risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin. Int J STD AIDS. 1998, 9 (8):485-8
Journal:
International journal of STD & AIDS
Issue Date:
Aug-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324035
PubMed ID:
9702600
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9702600
Abstract:
This study examined the health risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin. Clinical records of all 150 new prostitutes who attended a drop-in clinic for prostitutes in Dublin city during the period 1991-1997 were reviewed. Variables examined included: age, use of injectable drugs, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, hepatitis B and C status, presence of sexually transmitted disease (STD), cervical cytology. Results showed the mean age of the women was 32 years. Among those tested, 2.5% were HIV positive, 5% were hepatitis B positive, 8% were hepatitis C positive and 25% had an STD. Almost 8% were injecting drug users (IDU) with higher prevalences of HIV, hepatitis B and C compared with non-IDU (P < 0.001). The clinic has been successful in providing a health-care facility for the specific health needs of this patient cohort.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This study examined the health risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin. Clinical records of all 150 new prostitutes who attended a drop-in clinic for prostitutes in Dublin city during the period 1991-1997 were reviewed. Variables examined included: age, use of injectable drugs, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, hepatitis B and C status, presence of sexually transmitted disease (STD), cervical cytology. Results showed the mean age of the women was 32 years. Among those tested, 2.5% were HIV positive, 5% were hepatitis B positive, 8% were hepatitis C positive and 25% had an STD. Almost 8% were injecting drug users (IDU) with higher prevalences of HIV, hepatitis B and C compared with non-IDU (P < 0.001). The clinic has been successful in providing a health-care facility for the specific health needs of this patient cohort.
Keywords:
PROSTITUTION; SEX WORKER; RISK ASSESSMENT
MeSH:
Adult; Contraception; Female; HIV Infections; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Humans; Ireland; Middle Aged; Prostitution; Risk Factors; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Smoking
ISSN:
0956-4624

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, R Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, P Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-31T10:45:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-31T10:45:22Z-
dc.date.issued1998-08-
dc.identifier.citationMcDonnell RJ et al. Health risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin. Int J STD AIDS. 1998, 9 (8):485-8en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0956-4624-
dc.identifier.pmid9702600-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324035-
dc.descriptionThis study examined the health risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin. Clinical records of all 150 new prostitutes who attended a drop-in clinic for prostitutes in Dublin city during the period 1991-1997 were reviewed. Variables examined included: age, use of injectable drugs, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, hepatitis B and C status, presence of sexually transmitted disease (STD), cervical cytology. Results showed the mean age of the women was 32 years. Among those tested, 2.5% were HIV positive, 5% were hepatitis B positive, 8% were hepatitis C positive and 25% had an STD. Almost 8% were injecting drug users (IDU) with higher prevalences of HIV, hepatitis B and C compared with non-IDU (P < 0.001). The clinic has been successful in providing a health-care facility for the specific health needs of this patient cohort.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the health risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin. Clinical records of all 150 new prostitutes who attended a drop-in clinic for prostitutes in Dublin city during the period 1991-1997 were reviewed. Variables examined included: age, use of injectable drugs, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, hepatitis B and C status, presence of sexually transmitted disease (STD), cervical cytology. Results showed the mean age of the women was 32 years. Among those tested, 2.5% were HIV positive, 5% were hepatitis B positive, 8% were hepatitis C positive and 25% had an STD. Almost 8% were injecting drug users (IDU) with higher prevalences of HIV, hepatitis B and C compared with non-IDU (P < 0.001). The clinic has been successful in providing a health-care facility for the specific health needs of this patient cohort.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9702600en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of STD & AIDSen_GB
dc.subjectPROSTITUTIONen_GB
dc.subjectSEX WORKERen_GB
dc.subjectRISK ASSESSMENTen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshContraception-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections-
dc.subject.meshHepatitis B-
dc.subject.meshHepatitis C-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshProstitution-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseases-
dc.subject.meshSmoking-
dc.titleHealth risk profile of prostitutes in Dublin.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Information Unit, Eastern Health Board, Dr Steeven's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of STD & AIDSen_GB

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