Ghana

Prostitutes Increase Rates Per Sexual Round

A news story from the The Accra Times on the 18 February 2010. The piece explains how the sex workers' union have decided to increase prices in response to the increased cost of living. The union also complains about the environment in which they are working and how it poses health risks.

Commercial sex and HIV transmission in mature epidemics: A study of five African countries

An article by Leclerc P M & Garenne M in Int J STD AIDS. 2008 Oct;19(10):660-4. The study compares the association between buying sex and male HIV seroprevalence in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi and Rwanda. Given the relatively small proportion of men involved, the risk attributable to ‘ever paying for sex’ remained low suggesting that commercial sex seems may play a minor role in the spread of HIV in mature epidemics.

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