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However, it ranged between 40 and 60 in different study settings.
The survey was preceded by geographic mapping in order to reach size estimation and to define sampling procedures prior to an integrated behavioural and biological survey (IBBS).The approach involves defining high-risk activities for HIV, determining 'who' is involved and ascertaining 'how many' are there.In addition, the methodology identifies various locales (locations and spots) - where and when high-risk activity takes place - and prepares a detailed profile of these locations.A total of 1158 of them were interviewed for the study. Three workers were confirmed HIV positive (0.75%, 95 percent CI 0.2-2.2%) from Karachi.Average age of sex workers was 27.4±6.7 years, and the majority 787 (67.9%) were married, and uneducated 764 (65.9%). Condom use at last sexual act was highest (68%) among brothel-based workers from Karachi, and the lowest in Sukkur where only 1.3% street-based workers reported using a condom at last sexual act.Although no one was HIV-positive, 65% used no contraception and condom use was negligible.
The present study was conducted in 2005-6 as part of the second-generation surveillance work carried out by the Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency in partnership with the National and Sindh AIDS Control Programmes, to estimate the size of four key sub-populations - female sex workers (FSW), male sex workers (MSW), hijra sex workers (HSW) and IDUs - in three cities of the Sindh province of Pakistan. Karachi is a metropolis, Hyderabad has a mix of urban and rural dynamics, and Sukkur is in rural Sindh.
The study was ethically approved by review boards in Canada and Pakistan.
Results: About14,900 female sex workers were estimated to be functional in Sindh.
Arshad Altaf ( Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project of Canadian International Development Agency, Sindh & National AIDS Control Programme, Karachi & Islamabad.
) Ajmal Agha ( Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi.
Sindh is the most industrialised province of the country with a population of over 60 million.