Metrics details. More than million cases of curable sexually transmitted infections STIs were estimated to have occurred worldwide in A total of participants were recruited through respondent-driven sampling. The participants were women selling sex in three areas referred to as "A", "B", and "C" of Lahore. Biological samples were obtained from all participants and tested for HIV, Treponema pallidum , Neisseria gonorrhoeae , Chlamydia trachomatis and Trichomonas vaginalis. Pearson's chi-square and multivariable logistic regression analysis were performed to test associations between potential risk factors and specified diagnosed infections. The prevalence of HIV infection was 0. The participants had been selling sex for a median period of seven years and had a median of three clients per day. Sixty five percent of the participants reported that they "Always use condom". The median fee per sexual contact was Rs.
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The aim of this study was to describe the knowledge and health-seeking behaviour related to sexually transmitted infections STIs and abortion among women selling sex in Lahore, Pakistan. This was a cross-sectional, community-based, quantitative study. A total of women selling sex were recruited by respondent-driven sampling. A pretested structured questionnaire was administered through face-to-face interviews. The median age of the participants was 30 years. Thirteen percent of the participants said it was common for them to have an abnormal vaginal discharge. Women selling sex who reported consistent condom use were 1.