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An integrated structural intervention to reduce vulnerability to HIV and sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Karnataka state, south India

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, October 2011
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Title
An integrated structural intervention to reduce vulnerability to HIV and sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Karnataka state, south India
Published in
BMC Public Health, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-755
Pubmed ID
Authors

Vandana Gurnani, Tara S Beattie, Parinita Bhattacharjee, HL Mohan, Srinath Maddur, Reynold Washington, Shajy Isac, BM Ramesh, Stephen Moses, James F Blanchard

Abstract

Structural factors are known to affect individual risk and vulnerability to HIV. In the context of an HIV prevention programme for over 60,000 female sex workers (FSWs) in south India, we developed structural interventions involving policy makers, secondary stakeholders (police, government officials, lawyers, media) and primary stakeholders (FSWs themselves). The purpose of the interventions was to address context-specific factors (social inequity, violence and harassment, and stigma and discrimination) contributing to HIV vulnerability. We advocated with government authorities for HIV/AIDS as an economic, social and developmental issue, and solicited political leadership to embed HIV/AIDS issues throughout governmental programmes. We mobilised FSWs and appraised them of their legal rights, and worked with FSWs and people with HIV/AIDS to implement sensitization and awareness training for more than 175 government officials, 13,500 police and 950 journalists.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 179 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 21%
Researcher 33 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 13%
Student > Bachelor 21 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 4%
Other 27 15%
Unknown 31 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 27%
Social Sciences 38 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 10%
Psychology 15 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 22 12%
Unknown 35 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 30 October 2011.
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#6,432,036
of 12,372,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,675
of 8,418 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,294
of 96,593 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#24
of 46 outputs
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