Most research investigating risk practices for HIV infection and other STDs amongst sex workers has focused on street prostitutes to the exclusion of those prostitutes who work in different sections of the industry.
This is largely a consequence of methodological difficulties in accessing prostitutes other than those who work on the streets.
HIV prevention research and interventions must address the fact that risk practices may vary according to the type of prostitution engaged in.
This paper reports on risk practices for HIV infection and other STDs amongst prostitutes working in legalized brothels in Victoria, Australia.
A self-administered questionnaire was distributed by representatives of a sex worker organization whose collaboration was an important factor in obtaining a large sample of prostitutes.
The study found low levels of risk practices for prostitutes working in legal brothels in Victoria.
The major risk practices indentified were injecting drug use and condom non-use with non-paying partners.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement, Santé, Prostitution, Femme, Homme, Prise risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Relation sexuelle, Condom, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior, Health, Prostitution, Woman, Human, Risk taking, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual intercourse, Condom
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