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Asia: Sex Work and HIV Prevention

November 5, 2010

The Economist's "Banyan" blog examines how the treatment of sex workers in Asia is "hampering the fight to curb the spread of AIDS" writing, "[a] simple and effective way to cut HIV transmission is to ensure that sex workers have access to condoms, know how to use them and always do so. Yet the U.N. estimates that only a third of Asia's sex workers are reached by HIV-prevention programmes. And in some countries possession of condoms is taken as evidence of involvement in prostitution, and hence a cause for harassment, extortion or detention" (11/4).

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