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Prostitutes + Condoms = AIDS?: Leadership Act,

Scholars and field experts have argued extensively that the U.S. policy stating that fund recipients may not promote prostitution is unconstitutional because it compels speech.

Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to clarify what

Periodic presumptive treatment of curable sexually transmitted infections among sex workers: recent experience with implementation.

 Curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common occupational hazards for female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries. Yet, most infections are asymptomatic and sensitive screening tests are rarely affordable or feasible. Periodic presumptive treatment (PPT) has been used as a component of STI control interventions to rapidly reduce STI prevalence.

Selling sex in unsafe spaces: Sex work risk environments in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The risk environment framework provides a valuable but under-utilised heuristic for understanding environmental vulnerability to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers. Brothels have been shown to be
safer than street-based sex work, with higher rates of consistent condom use and lower HIV prevalence. While entertainment venues are also assumed to be safer
than street-based sex work, few studies have examined environmental influences on vulnerability to HIV in this context.
 

Trafficking? Exploring the relevance of the notion of human trafficking to describe the lived experience of sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa

This article reports on the findings of a study of the sex work industry in Cape Town that was undertaken by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) between 2006 and 2008. The study employed qualitative and quantitative methods to gather data about inter alia, the size of the sex work industry in Cape Town, working conditions in the industry, recruitment practices, factors that resulted in women working in the industry, and the extent of human trafficking in the industry.

Beyond accountability: learning from large-scale evaluations

An article in the Lancet published online, October 11, 2011, which provides a useful overview of the evaluation of the Avahan HIV prevention programme which was rolled out across six states in India.

Sex work and pleasure. An exploratory study on sexual response and sex work

In this exploratory pilot study, we want to empower sex workers in their sexual lives, identifying and promoting positive factors in the sexual response and in protective health behaviors, with clients and in their private intimate life. Our wish is to understand how pleasure is experienced and if it is experienced throughout the sexual response cycle. We interviewed seven sex workers (women, men and transgender) on sexuality issues and sex response.

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