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Court-based research: collaborating with the justice system to enhance STI services for vulnerable women in the US http://t.co/3vEaFQVO
The fractal queerness of non-heteronormative migrant #sexworkers in the UK by Nick Mae http://t.co/X7oGFeDI
‘only 31% of the sample of indirect sex workers reported having been engaged in commercial sex in the last 12 months’
Old but good. Violence and Exposure to HIV among #sexworkers in Phnom Penh http://t.co/rkrRGiBa
Someone is Wrong on the Internet: #sex workers’ access to accurate information http://t.co/aMSXhygd

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The potential impact of an HIV vaccine with limited protection on HIV incidence in Thailand: A modeling study

The following is an abstract about the potential benefits of a HIV vaccine. It mentions ‘risk compensation’ which means abandoning condoms. It points out that mathmatical modelling shows that a partially effective vaccine may lead to increased HIV among sex workers if sex workers are less able to persuade clients to use condoms. The same is true of Prep and microbicides. Since this will inevitably happen when clients find out about any technology or medicine that will be seen an alternative to condoms this is a very important piece of information for sex workers. The RV144 trial on the ALVAC/AIDSVAX candidate

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HIV and Sex Work in Indonesia

Although the prevalence of HIV in the general population is low (0.2%) and is mainly concentrated among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Jakarta, West Java and Bali, the epidemic has now spread to other key populations at higher risk such as non‐injecting partners of IDUs, sex workers and their clients [1]. The number of reported cases attributable to sexual transmission increased from 17.6% in 1987‐1990 to over half of the reported cases in 2009 [3],[4]. The estimated proportion of new HIV infections attributed to sexual transmission is projected to reach 58% by 2014 [5] and 42‐43% of new HIV infection

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