Spread of HIV in Indonesia Primarily Fueled by Commercial Sex Work, VOA News Reports
September 14, 2007
VOA News on Wednesday examined how the spread of HIV in Indonesia primarily is fueled by commercial sex work. According to VOA News, about seven million to 10 million men annually visit sex workers in the country, many of whom have not been educated about HIV/AIDS. HIV prevention efforts in 2004 reached about 18% of female sex workers and 7% of their clients, according to the United Nations. Some data indicate that the level of knowledge about the virus is increasing among sex workers and their clients, according to VOA News.
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