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Female sexual partners of male people who inject drugs in Vietnam have poor knowledge of their male partners' HIV status

Hammett, Theodore M. Ph.D.; Phan, Son M.D., M.P.H.; Nguyen, Phong M.D., M.P.H.; Kieu, Binh M.D.; Dang, Son; Nguyen, Diu; Kling, Ryan M.A.; Hai Oanh, Khuat Thi M.D., M.Sc


February 13, 2015
Vietnam's HIV epidemic is concentrated among male people who inject drugs (PWID) and their female sexual partners (SPs) may be at risk for infection. HIV prevention interventions for SPs were implemented in Hanoi, Dien Bien Province, and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and data from linked surveys used to evaluate these interventions offered an unusual opportunity to assess knowledge of HIV status within couples.

Methods used include linked surveys (behavioral interviews and HIV testing) among 200 PWID-SP couples in Hanoi, 300 in Dien Bien, and 249 in HCMC.

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