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Table 2 Reasons for disqualification from Proyecto Parejas in the primary screener,* n = 90

From: Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research

Disqualification Reasons Total (n, %)
No lifetime use of cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin 35 (10.4%)
No sex work in last month 23 (6.9%)
Plans to break up with partner 20 (6.0%)
No sex with partner in last month 17 (5.1%)
Worried about intimate partner violence (IPV) 14 (4.2%)
Never exchanged sex for money, drugs, or other items 11 (3.3%)
Unwilling to bring in partner for screening 10 (3.0%)
Relationship < 6 months 9 (2.7%)
Plans to move in next 18 months 3 (0.9%)
Would refuse treatment for STIs 2 (0.6%)
Does not have a steady partner 2 (0.6%)
Primary partner is female 2 (0.6%)
Age < 18 1 (0.3%)
  1. * Numbers do not add to 100% because women could be excluded for more than one reason