Background Condyloma acuminatum usually diagnosed among FSWs, represents an entrance for HIV infection. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of condyloma acuminatum and factors associated with its appearance among FSWs who attended this STI dispensary.
Methods From September 2008 to March 2010, each FSWs of the cohort at recruitment was probed with a questionnaire on her sexual behaviours, social and demographic characteristics, to provide a blood sample for HIV screening, vaginal and cervix samples for gonorrhoea and Chlamydia screening. Prevalence of condyloma acuminatum, HIV, gonorrhoea and Chlamydia were performed. Analysis unites and multivariates in logistic regression have been performed to estimate the influence of these factors in the appearance of condyloma acuminatum among FSWs in DIST.
Results Among the 403 FSWs enrolled, the prevalence of condyloma acuminatum was 5.2%. The one of HIV infection was 37%. Prevalence of gonorrhoea and Chlamydia were nil. This remark certifies the high level of condom use (87.3%) among FSWs. HIV infection was significantly associated with appearance of condyloma acuminatum in the cohort of FSWs attending the STI dispensary with an adjusted OR of 2.4 (95% CI= 0.90 to 6.43).
Conclusion Condyloma acuminatum remains a way in HIV infection transmission. A meticulous check and treatment contributes to reduce HIV/AIDS risk.
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