Opportunity for prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Kenyan youth: results of a population-based survey

Mark P Hawken 1, Reinhilde D J Melis, Diana T Ngombo, Kishorchandra N Mandaliya, Lucy W Ng’ang’a, Jessica Price, Gina Dallabetta, Marleen Temmerman Affiliation 1International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. icrh@ikenya.com PMID: 12473842 DOI: 10.1097/00126334-200212150-00011 Abstract Background: Data from sentinel serosurveillance are useful to estimate HIV infection in populations but may not be representative of the general population. General population-based surveys attempt to […]

Part time female sex workers in a suburban community in Kenya: a vulnerable hidden population

M Hawken, R Melis, D Ngombo, K Mandaliya, L Ng’ang’a, J Price, G Dallabetta, and M Temmerman Affiliations International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. moc.ayneki@hrci Abstract Background: In sub-Saharan Africa, female sex workers (FSWs) are a vulnerable high risk group for the acquisition and transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV. Objectives: To study parameters of sexual behavior and knowledge […]

Vulnerability of women in an African setting: lessons for mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention programs

Philippe Gaillard 1, Reinhilde Melis, Fabian Mwanyumba, Patricia Claeys, Esther Muigai, Kishorchandra Mandaliya, Job Bwayo, Marleen Temmerman Affiliation 1International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium. PMID: 11919501 DOI: 10.1097/00002030-200204120-00019 Abstract After discussing advantages and risks, only a third of the 290 HIV-infected women included in an intervention study to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Mombasa, Kenya, informed their partners of their […]