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Table 2 Frequency of inclusion criteria among men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender participants of the PICASSO cohort, Lima, Peru, 2013–2014 (n = 401)

From: The PICASSO Cohort: baseline characteristics of a cohort of men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women at high risk for syphilis infection in Lima, Peru

Inclusion Criteria MSM Transwomen
n (N = 312) (%) n (N = 89) (%)
MSM or transwomen 312 (100) 89 (100)
Age greater or equal to 18 years 312 (100) 89 (100)
Seeking care for HIV or STIs 312 (100) 89 (100)
Willing to return for eight follow up visits over 2 years 312 (100) 89 (100)
Meet at least three of the following criteria:
1. More than 5 years of sexual activity 289 (92.6) 87 (98.0)
2. More than five occurrences of condomless anal sex in the past 6 months 225 (72.1) 73 (82.0)
3. More than five sex partners in the past 3 months 197 (63.1) 81 (91.0)
4. A positive syphilis test in the past 2 years 128 (41.0) 40 (45.0)
5. Any STI diagnosis within the past 6 months 145 (46.5) 22 (24.7)
6. Any syndromic ulcer-related STI at the time of screening 138 (44.2) 23 (25.8)
7. Diagnosed with HIV infection 62 (19.9) 24 (27.0)
  1. Men who has sex with men (MSM); Transwomen (male-to-female transwomen); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Sexually transmitted infection (STI)