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Title: Serological confirmed syphilis among transgender women in Dominican Republic
Autores: Paulino-Ramírez, Robert
Hearld, K. R.
Butane, S. A.
Tapia-Barredo, Leandro
Budhwani, H.,
Naar, S.
Rodriguez-Lauzurique, Rosa Mayra
Researchers (UNIBE): Paulino-Ramírez, Robert 
Tapia-Barredo, Leandro 
Rodríguez-Lauzurique, Rosa Mayra 
Affiliations: Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Research area: Ciencias de la Salud
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Source: Transgender Health, 7(3), 237-241
Journal: Transgender Health 
Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Start page: 237
End page: 241
Purpose: Transgender women (TW) in the Dominican Republic (DR) are at high risk for syphillis infection. Although treatable, infection rates remain at epidemic proportions.

Methods: In 2016, we conducted a national survey, with serological sampling of TW in the DR (n=255).

Results: In our sample, syphillis seropositivity was 47.45%. There was a statistically significant association between age (t=−2.93, df, p<0.01), arrest history (χ2=8.15, p<0.01), exposure to violence (χ2=3.73, p<0.05), and syphilis seropositivity. Multivariate analyses show TW arrested in the past 6 months have higher odds of seropositivity (odds ratio=2.05, confidence interval: 1.04–4.06, p<0.05).

Conclusions: There is a need for education and public health campaigns focused on TW specifically.
DOI: 10.1089/trgh.2020.0173
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