Commercial sexual practices before and after legalization in Australia.
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Similar to the article, in my experience. newcomers to sex work are mostly young, sometimes without any other means of earning money, have low knowledge of STls and are lacking in negotiation skills for safer sex practices. These new sex workers are also likely to have a higher rate of partner changes, thus exposing themselves to STls and even HIV infection. To compound this further, the use of condoms with lovers in these young women is lower compared to paying customers. Studies done in Kenya and elsewhere show this phenomenon to be more prominent with new sex-workers. To my knowledge, no strategy has been found to eliminate this risky practice, hence the significance of this validating paper. Providing new sex-workers with STI knowledge immediately as they enter into the sex trade is crucial. This should include condom negotiation skills. In conclusion, the issue of not using condoms with "lovers" is challenging and needs repackaged targeted education.