Do Australian sex workers still harbour sexually transmissable infections?

Russell, Darren (2010) Do Australian sex workers still harbour sexually transmissable infections? Sexual Health, 7 (1). pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

[Extract] 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 such measures were effective from a public 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.

Item ID: 11622
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1449-8987
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 01:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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