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Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive: On the Van -- Part Two: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

In part two of this three-part series, blogger Candace Y.A. Montague takes readers on a journey as she follows HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), an organization that distributes safer sex tools to sex workers in D.C.'s red light district...

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Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive: On the Van -- Part One: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

In part one of this three-part series, blogger Candace Y.A. Montague takes readers on a journey as she follows HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), an organization that distributes safer-sex tools to sex workers in Washington, D.C.'s red li...

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Asia: Sex Work and HIV Prevention

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,...

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A New Class of Chinese Escorts

Women in universities and aspiring professionals looking to advance themselves amid China's economic boom are increasingly turning to sex work, advocates and academics in Beijing say. This semester, at least two universities have banned students from...

_This Positive Life_: An Interview With HIV Prevention Activist Jose Ramirez Img

This Positive Life: An Interview With HIV Prevention Activist Jose Ramirez

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HIV Diagnosis at 17 From Childhood Trauma to Positive Action Talking About HIV With Family, Friends, Partners and Young People Mixed-Status Couples, Safer Sex and HIV Risk Through the Ages Tip, Tricks and Challenges From th...

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Sex Workers Can Be Screened Too Often: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Victoria, Australia

Licensing requirements in Victoria, Australia, call for commercial sex workers to undergo regular STD testing. However, the incidence and prevalence of STDs among licensed sex workers are very low because condom use at work is almost universal. The s...

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Stigma Hampers Fight Against AIDS in Senegal

Promoting AIDS awareness and treatment in Senegal, where 20 percent of sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) are HIV-positive, runs up quickly against harsh anti-gay laws and attitudes.

"We face verbal and physical aggression in the street...

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Understanding the Dynamics of Condom Use Among Female Sex Workers in China

The current study examines "the complex relationships between multiple levels of determinant factors of condom use with clients among female sex workers in China" through the use of "a hypothesized theoretical model that combines concepts from the he...

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Program in Costa Rica Will Allow Sex Workers to Learn HIV Prevention Methods From Colleagues

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 r...

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Sex Workers and Human Rights

Prejudice and ignorance can go a really long way towards sustaining injustice, and that is why I believe that sessions like the one on sex workers rights at the Human Rights Networking Zone was completely necessary.

The presence of sex workers at ...