Estudio de Prevalencia de Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual en Poblaciones Clave (EPIC)

Assessment of STI Risk Among Key Populations in Two Areas in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, access to testing and detection of sexually transmitted infections is limited. There are very few and limited studies on the prevalence of STIs in the Dominican Republic, especially among key high risk populations. Both Santo Domingo and La Romana are provinces of high density and many in the population are at high risk for STIs. Current sites for the EPIC study are located in Santo Domingo and La Romana. In Santo Domingo, the study is conducted by the Instituto Dermatologico and in La Romana, by the Clinica de Familia La Romana. The EPIC study aims to learn about the prevalence of several STIs in six key populations: HIV positive, sex workers, pregnant teens, men who have sex with men, trans, and Batey residents. The study also aims to learn more about the correlates of sexually transmitted infections in these key populations. The study will recruit 2,000 participants in total.


Silvia Cunto-Amesty


Dominican Republic (La Romana and Santo Domingo)

Areas of Focus

  • Access to Health Care
  • Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health
  • Health Care Discrimination
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Violence and Health
  • Women's Health