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Male sex workers : the forgotten minority in south-east Asia

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Abstract: The most conservative estimates for 2006 show there are at least 10 million men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia-Pacific who are several times more infectious than the general adult population. Data in Asia show that without interventions, male-to-male sex will become one of the main sources of new HIV infections. Health services for male sex workers (MSW) and transgender people are almost non-existent in the region. HIV prevalence levels among this group have reached as high as 7% in Pakistan, l18% in Andhra Pradesh, India; 15% in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and 28% in Bangkok, Thailand.
Authors: Wangulu, E.F.
Country: Cambodia , India , Pakistan , Thailand
Category: General
End Page: 13
Serial number: 2
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , health services , men
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2009
Region: South Asia , Southeast Asia
Right: © 2009 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 11
Title: Male sex workers : the forgotten minority in south-east Asia