Street youths are the only high-risk group for HIV in a low-prevalence South American country.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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OBJECTIVES: To measure HIV prevalence in various subpopulations in Bolivia.DESIGN: In 2002 in Cochabamba, we offered voluntary counseling and testing to homeless street youths, registered and unregistered commercial sex workers, truck drivers, and prisoners. We examined surveillance data of pregnant women and blood donors.RESULTS: Among street youths over 15, overall HIV prevalence was 3.5% (1⅓13), higher among those recruited in the street, lower among those recruited in centers for homeless; prevalence was 0.6% (⅔34) and 0.5% (1/189) in female registered and nonregistered sex workers,…

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