Microbicides Development Program, Tanzania-Baseline Characteristics of an Occupational Cohort and Reattendance at 3 Months

Vallely, Andrew, Kasindi, Stella, Hambleton, Ian R., Knight, Louise, Chirwa, Tobias, Balira, Rebecca, Changalucha, John, Watson-Jones, Deborah, Everett, Dean, Gavyole, Awene, Moyes, Jocelyn, Pujades-Rodríguez, Mar, Ross, David A. and Hayes, Richard J. (2007) Microbicides Development Program, Tanzania-Baseline Characteristics of an Occupational Cohort and Reattendance at 3 Months. Sexually Transmitted Diseases:, 34 9: 638-643. doi:10.1097/01.olq.0000258431.18986.f3


Author Vallely, Andrew
Kasindi, Stella
Hambleton, Ian R.
Knight, Louise
Chirwa, Tobias
Balira, Rebecca
Changalucha, John
Watson-Jones, Deborah
Everett, Dean
Gavyole, Awene
Moyes, Jocelyn
Pujades-Rodríguez, Mar
Ross, David A.
Hayes, Richard J.
Title Microbicides Development Program, Tanzania-Baseline Characteristics of an Occupational Cohort and Reattendance at 3 Months
Journal name Sexually Transmitted Diseases:   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0148-5717
Publication date 2007-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.olq.0000258431.18986.f3
Volume 34
Issue 9
Start page 638
End page 643
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract bjectives: To determine baseline characteristics of an occupational cohort of women in Mwanza City, Tanzania, and factors associated with reattendance at 3 months, in preparation for a microbicide trial. Study Design: One thousand five hundred seventy-three women aged 16-54 years working in food outlets and recreational facilities were enrolled, interviewed, and examined at community-based reproductive health clinics, provided specimens for HIV/STI and pregnancy testing, and attended 3 monthly clinical follow-up. Results: Baseline prevalence of HIV was 25.5%; pregnancy 9.7%; herpes simplex virus type-2 74.6%; active syphilis 10.2%, bacterial vaginosis 52.6%; gonorrhea 5.5%; chlamydia 5.9%; and trichomoniasis 12.3%. Reattendance at 3 months was 74.1% and was higher in older women, less mobile women, and in those who received an HIV-negative result at enrollment. Conclusions: Baseline characteristics of this occupational group suggest their suitability for microbicide trials. A screening round, locally appropriate informed consent procedures, and effective community tracing may help reduce losses to follow-up in such settings. © Copyright 2007 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
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