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Comparing risk factors of HIV among hijra sex workers in Larkana and other cities of Pakistan: an analytical cross sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, April 2012
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Title
Comparing risk factors of HIV among hijra sex workers in Larkana and other cities of Pakistan: an analytical cross sectional study
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BMC Public Health, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-279
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Arshad Altaf, Aysha Zahidie, Ajmal Agha

Abstract

In 2005, Pakistan was first labeled as a country with concentrated epidemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This was revealed through second generation surveillance conducted by HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (HASP). While injection drug users (IDUs) were driving the epidemic, subsequent surveys showed that Hijra (transgender) sex workers (HSWs) were emerging as the second most vulnerable group with an average national prevalence of 6.4%. An exceptionally high prevalence (27.6%) was found in Larkana, which is a small town on the right bank of river Indus near the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro in the province of Sindh. This paper presents the risk factors associated with high prevalence of HIV among HSWs in Larkana as compared to other cities of the country.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 28%
Researcher 8 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Other 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 28%
Social Sciences 10 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 7 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 May 2012.
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#7,141,299
of 12,372,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,660
of 8,418 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#57,652
of 117,744 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#41
of 59 outputs
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