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HIV/AIDS

The specific objectives of the study were to explore and analyze consistencies and mismatches between existing official Brazilian policy guidelines and program implementation in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and health care among female sex workers. Data analysis and major findings discussed throughout the report are organized around five major themes as follows: 1) STD/HIV/AIDS prevention policies and programs directed at sex workers evolved in the last two decades; Article in Social Science & Medicine Volume 72, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 710-716.  By Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi Maclean Kamya. / Credit: Evelyn Kiapi/IPS Criminalisation is but one of the tools

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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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