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Author Russell, Darren
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Transmissible Infection ♦ Commercial Sex Worker ♦ High Sti ♦ Good Evidence ♦ Female Commercial Sex Worker ♦ Past Century ♦ Suchmeasureswere Effective Fromapublic Health Perspective ♦ High Rate ♦ Resource-poor Setting ♦ Hiv Rate ♦ Many Driver ♦ Criminal One ♦ Brothel Worker ♦ Bacterial Stis ♦ Sex Worker ♦ Hiv Era ♦ Sex Work ♦ Hiv Incidence
Abstract For at least the past few centuries, female commercial sex workers (CSWs) have been viewed by governments, churches, and much of the public as spreaders of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), and all manner of sanctions – including criminal ones – have been aimed at this workforce, often with no evidence that suchmeasureswere effective fromapublic health perspective. The HIV era has more recently sharpened the focus on sex workers around the globe, with good evidence that sex work can indeed be one of the many drivers of increasing rates of HIV incidence in a population. With this in mind, programs that aim to reduce high STI – including HIV – rates in CSWs in resource-poor settings have been studied and shown to be effective.1,2 Australia used to see high rates of bacterial STIs in CSWs, but the days of 10 % of brothel workers contracting gonorrhoea each week in the course
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study