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‘only 31% of the sample of indirect sex workers reported having been engaged in commercial sex in the last 12 months’
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affected sex workers’ lives

sex work

Although sex work remains highly stigmatized around the world, its relatively high value (when compared to other kinds of work available for low-income women) allows sex workers to attain some level of economic, if not social, mobility. This article challenges the idea that sex work in ‘third world’ settings is always about mere subsistence. Instead, it suggests that sex workers in Costa Rica’s tourism sector work to survive, but they also demonstrate significant personal ambition and aim not only to increase their own consumption levels, but crucially to get ahead. In many settings migrants are at disproportionately high risk of

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India

Objectives To examine the impact of a large-scale HIV prevention programme for female sex workers (FSW) in Karnataka state, south India, on the prevalence of HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI), condom use and programme coverage. Methods Baseline and follow-up integrated biological and behavioural surveys were conducted on random samples of FSW in five districts in Karnataka between 2004 and 2009. This film from SANGRAM explores how organising as part of VAMP has affected sex workers’ lives. This fascinating article offers a critical analysis of the role of sex workers community groups in HIV prevention and care in India. Ishdeep Kohli blogs on

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India

Article in AIDS Care, 22: S2, 1629 — 1636. This piece originally appeared in Samar 19: Spring, 2005 Article in the Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/adc.2009.178715. Due to higher use of condoms in commercial sex and very low use with spouses, no effort was made to understand the variation in condom use with sex workers and wives. However, a logistic regression analysis was performed to understand the predictors of condom use with casual female partners. It has been found that the level of education of the study clients seems to have a significant bearing on condom use. The higher is the

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VAMP

Article in AIDS Care. 2010;22 Suppl 2:1670-8. This film from SANGRAM explores how organising as part of VAMP has affected sex workers’ lives. Ishdeep Kohli blogs on Meena Seshu’s plenary presentation at the International AIDS Conference in 2010. The original blog is available on the HealthDev.net site. An interview with PLRI member Meena Seshu on the PANOS website by Sandhya Srinivasan. PLRI partner Meena Seshu gave the prestigious Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture at the 2010 International AIDS Conference. Meena reflects on the approach that her organisation SANGRAM has used to support the work of VAMP the collective of women in sex

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SANGRAM

An article in the Indian Express by Shruti Nambiar on the 3 May 2011. Pune: Seventy per cent of women sex workers are not pushed or forced into flesh trade but are drawn to it by the lure of higher income, according to the preliminary result of a survey released by women’s group Akshara. The preliminary results of the first leg of a pan-India study being conducted by two University of Pune researchers was released on April 30. An article by Subir Ghosh in Digital World published on the 1 May 2011. New Delhi, India. Four out of five female

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