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Title: Disparities in sexual transmitted infections amongst transgender populations in the Dominican Republic [abstract]
Autores: Paulino-Ramírez, Robert
Rodríguez-Lauzurique, Rosa Mayra
Clase, J.
McGlaughlin, E.
Muñoz, M.
Valerio, K.
Selman, Mikaela
Reynoso, Edgar
Alcántara, Manuel
Ravelo, Laura
Ibarra, Ricardo
Vargas, Juan Pablo
De León, Eduardo
Cartagena, Francis
Rosa, Wendily
Meléndez, José
Echavarría, Vladimir
Solivan, Jenniffer
González, Amílcar
Researchers (UNIBE): Paulino-Ramírez, Robert 
Selman, Mikaela 
Reynoso, Edgar 
Alcántara, Manuel 
Ravelo, Laura 
Ibarra, Ricardo 
Vargas, Juan Pablo 
De León, Eduardo 
Cartagena, Francis 
Rosa, Wendily 
Meléndez, José 
Echavarría, Vladimir 
Solivan, Jenniffer 
González, Amílcar 
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) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
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: 2017
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society, Vol. 20, Suppl. 2 (P023)
Journal: Journal of International AIDS Society 
Volume: 20 (Suppl. 2)
Issue: P023
Conference: HIV & Hepatitis in the Americas, 6–8 April 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Abstract: 
Introduction: The Caribbean region still represents the higher incidence on HIV and other STIs infections in the western hemisphere [1]. HIV transmission in the Dominican Republic appears to be concentrated amongst key populations, especially transgender women [2,3]. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections amongst transgender women in the Dominican Republic. Methods: From the PEPFAR's prioritized provinces for the HIV response we selected six provinces in the Dominican Republic to conduct a survey and blood sampling in Transgender women population. We used a respondent‐driven sampling methodology to identify hard‐to‐reach populations [4]. After informed consent we collected peripheral blood samples for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C. Results: A total of 311 samples and epidemiological data were collected. Compared with the general population (−1%) the HIV frequency in trans‐populations was 17.8–38.5%; syphilis was 23.5–55.5%; hepatitis B was 1.6–5.8%; and for hepatitis C was 0.03–3.8% (Figure 1) Early sexual intercourse, risk behaviours and violence were detected in higher levels. Conclusions: Despite many efforts in the fight against HIV, disparities in STIs frequencies are still observed amongst trans‐populations. This is influenced by a poor access to formal employment, illiteracy, lower access to health services and provision of population‐specific services. Integrated services and comprehensive care for trans‐populations will impact the reduction of HIV/STIs infections.
URI: https://cris.unibe.edu.do/handle/123456789/66
DOI: 10.7448/IAS.20.3.21954
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