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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

DOI

10.3906/sag-1009-1154

Abstract

To evaluate AIDS knowledge and risky sexual behaviors of registered female sex workers during their obligatory periodic examination in the Department of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Hospital. Materials and methods: A questionnaire composed of items on socio-demographic features and knowledge levels on HIV/AIDS, its transmission routes, and risky sexual behaviors was administered via face to face interviews. Results: One hundred four sex workers were included in the study. Higher educated ones had more knowledge on AIDS, its transmission routes, and risky behaviors (P >= 0.05, P Keywords: Commercial sex workers, HIV/AIDS transmission, risky sexual behavior

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