Argentina

Argentine Sex Workers Fight for Union

This article originally appeared in the Metro Newspaper on the 29 November 2011.

‘I’m not ashamed. I’m truly proud of what I do,’ says Elena Reynaga. ‘Through my work, I created possibilities for my children, opportunities I didn’t have myself. My children went to school, got jobs. I have nothing to be ashamed of.’

First report on sexually transmitted infections among trans (male to female transvestites, transsexuals or transgender) and male sex workers in Argentina: high HIV, HPV, HBV, and syphilis prevalence

Article in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages e635-e640.

Due to the scarce data on the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among male-to-female trans-sex workers (TSW) and male sex workers (MSW) in Argentina, the present study aimed to estimate the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Treponema pallidum. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis infections were tested among TSW.

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