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Epidemiology poster session 2 : Population: Commercial sex worker
P1-S2.15 Prevalence of condyloma acuminatum and certain sexually transmitted diseases among female sex workers (FSWs) in a cohort study at sexually transmitted diseases dispensary (DIST) in Cotonou, BÉnin
  1. N Nassirou1,
  2. S Diabate2,
  3. J Akakpo3,
  4. C Tremblay1,
  5. M Alary4
  1. 1Dispensaire IST, Centre de sante de Cotonou1
  2. 2Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal
  3. 3CTA, Centre National hospitalier universitaire Hubert Koutoukou Maga de Cotonou, Cotonou, Benin
  4. 4URESP, Centre de recherche FRSQ du CHA université de Québec, Québec, Canada


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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