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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
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past months

Trends in HIV prevalence and associated risk behaviors in female sex workers in Catalonia,Spain

Cross-sectional studies were conducted biennially among 400 SW recruited in Catalonia (Spain) in the street, flats and clubs.   In addition to an anonymous questionnaire, oral fluid samples were collected to estimate HIV prevalence.  The percentage of SW who used condoms inconsistently with clients (past 6 months) increased from 5.1% in 2005 to 9.9% in 2011; this percentage also increased with steady partners (86.2% in 2005 to 94.4% in 2011.The prevalence of self-reported sexually transmitted infections (STI) increased from 14% in 2005 to 20.6% in 2011. The prevalence of HIV held constant over the years (about 2%), being higher in Spanish

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Falling through the cracks: contraceptive needs of female sex workers in Cambodia and Laos

Article in Contraception, in Press. Condom is the only method promoted for dual protection among female sex workers  in most Asian countries, which may be insufficient to prevent pregnancies given sex workers’ high frequency of sexual intercourse. Respondents numbered 592 in Cambodia and 1421 in Laos. In Cambodia, 28.2% had abortions in the past year despite reporting 99.0% condom use at last commercial sex. Abortion increased with the number of clients, inconsistent condom use, recent condom breakage and recent forced unprotected sex with clients. In Laos, 26.0% of all sex workers had ever aborted as had 89.4% of those who had

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