Program in Costa Rica Will Allow Sex Workers to Learn HIV Prevention Methods From Colleagues
January 27, 2009
Commercial sex workers in Costa Rica will have the opportunity to learn about HIV prevention methods from other sex workers through a new program implemented by a local nongovernmental organization and funded by the World Bank, the EFE/Market Watch reports. Officials with the NGO -- called the "La Sala" Association for the Improvement of Quality of Life of Sexual Workers -- will train 22 sex workers to deliver messages about prevention, including condom use, and information about the sex workers' rights. Project coordinator Maria Diaz said the goal of the program is to "empower sexual workers in the matter of prevention."
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