Provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB Services in Protection of Civilian (PoC) Sites in South Sudan
Author/s: Beldina Gikundi, Marian Solangon, Kelsi Kriitmaa, Phineas Jasi, Forward Makonese, Saul Akandwanaho, Benson Otieno, and Salma Taher
A poster abstract prepared by IOM South Sudan for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, 23-27 July 2018.
HIV prevalence and characteristics of sex work among female sex workers in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia
Author/s: Kelsi Kriitmaa, Adriennea Testa, Mohamed Osman, Ivana Bozicevic, Gabriele Riedner, Jacqueline Malungu, Greg Irving, Ismail Abdalla
Objective: To measure prevalence of HIV and syphilis and describe characteristics of sex work among female sex workers (FSWs) in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey recruited 237 FSWs using respondent-driven sampling (RDS). A face-to-face, structured interview using handheld-assisted personal interviewing (HAPI) on personal digital assistants (PDAs) was completed and blood collected…Read more
Author/s: Alan Ferguson, Kelsi Kriitmaa
The study can be viewed as a contribution to baseline knowledge of the epidemiology of STI and HIV on a fast-developing transport corridor and is intended to guide future research and targeted programme planning. The study concentrated on sex workers and their clients, truck drivers, as well as health facilities, pharmacists, private clinicians, employers, NGO staff, and bar lodging establishments.