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Social network and HIV risk behaviors in female sex workers: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2018
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Title
Social network and HIV risk behaviors in female sex workers: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5944-1
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Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari, Seyed Ali Hosseini, Homeira Sajjadi, Yahya Salimi, Carl Latkin, Tom A. B. Snijders

Abstract

Social network characteristics have an important role in understanding HIV transmission among female sex workers. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize and critically appraise the existing studies on the social network characteristics and HIV risk behaviors among female sex workers. A systematic review was performed using predefined eligibility criteria through searching electronic databases. Two independent reviewers assessed the methodological quality of studies. Nineteen papers met the eligible review criteria. The synthesized evidence suggests that characteristics of social networks, especially functional characteristics such as social support and social capital, are important constructs for understanding the HIV risk behaviors. The findings of the present review enhance our understanding of the role of social network characteristics in HIV risk behaviors among female sex workers. However, the findings also highlighted a dearth of knowledge about the association of structural characteristics of social networks with HIV risk behaviors among female sex workers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Student > Master 10 14%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 21 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 28%
Social Sciences 11 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Computer Science 1 1%
Psychology 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 25 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 19 September 2018.
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#4,761,328
of 17,065,319 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,132
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#96,694
of 283,575 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#10
of 17 outputs
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