Table 1

 Characteristics of registered commercial sex workers interviewed in Senegal between 2000 and 2004

VariableTotal N = 1052 (%)
Study site
    Dakar623 (59.2)
    Mbour311 (29.6)
    Sebikotane118 (11.2)
Age, mean (SD)35.0 (8.1)
Education
    None495 (47.2)
    Primary384 (36.6)
    Secondary or more169 (16.1)
Marital status
    Never married240 (22.9)
    Married/cohabiting32 (3.1)
    Widowed56 (5.4)
    Divorced/separated718 (68.6)
Age at first intercourse, mean (SD)16.4 (3.1)
Years of commercial sex work, median (range)4 (0, 31)
    <3 years425 (40.9)
    3–10 years316 (30.4)
    10 years or more299 (28.7)
HIV positive208 (19.8)
    HIV-1 only138 (13.2)
    HIV-2 only50 (4.8)
    Dual infection with HIV-1 and HIV-220 (1.9)
Always use a condom with a client972 (95.4)
Have a regular partner at the study time452 (43.2)
Always use a condom with regular partner82/452 (18.2)
Previous HIV test
    Don’t know61 (5.8)
    No252 (24.0)
    Yes739 (70.3)
Previous HIV test results (if previous test, n = 739)
    Negative331 (44.8)
    Positive61 (8.3)
    Don’t know347 (47.0)