HIV Gel Called Poor Substitute for Women's Rights

VIENNA, Austria (WOMENSENEWS)--The preventive benefits of an HIV vaginal gel dominated the headlines of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna last week, but failed to allay the concerns that Mabel Bianco has about the public-health response to the epidemic.

Predictors of Sexual Risk Reduction Among Mexican Female Sex Workers Enrolled in a Behavioral Intervention Study

An article by Strathdee S A, Mausbach B, Lozada R, Staines-Orozco H, Semple S J, Abramovitz D, Fraga-Vallejo M, de la Torre A, Amaro H, Martınez-Mendizabal G, Magis-Rodrıguez C and Patterson T L in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 51():S42-S46, May 2009.

Estimates of the number of female sex workers in different regions of the world

Article by Vandepitte J, Lyerla R, Dallabetta G,Crabbé F, Alary M, and Buvé A in Sex Transm Infect. 2006 June; 82(Suppl 3: iii18–iii25. This research attempted to estimate the number of women in the world that sell sex by collating information from published and unpublished literature, as well as from field investigators involved in research or interventions targeted at female sex workers. The proportion of women in adult female populations was calculated including by were extrapolating subnational estimates to national estimates.

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