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HIV Infections on the Rise in Bali

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On the resort island of Bali, the number of people living with the virus has almost doubled in the last three years.

One of the most vulnerable groups is sex-workers, who fight a constant battle with their clients to use protection.

To mark the passing of World Aids Day our reporter Katie Hamann met with some past and present sex workers to find out more about the dangers they confront each day.

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 December 2010 11:18 )

Burmese Sex Workers Avoid Arrest with Bribes and not Carrying Condoms

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Sex work is illegal in Burma and there are no government programs to educate against HIV/AIDS.

As a result Burma has one of the fastest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in Asia after Cambodia and Thailand.

Banyar Kong Janoi went to meet sex workers in the capital Rangoon and has this report.


Last Updated ( Monday, 30 August 2010 12:02 )

Financial Crisis has Led to an Increase in Cambodian Women Entering the Sex Trade

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An increasing number of Cambodian women are turning to the entertainment industry to survive after losing their factory jobs due to the global economic downturn.

That’s According to a new United Nations report.

Cambodia has been hit hard by the global financial crisis. In this year alone nearly 80 garment factories have been forced to close. 

And the women who have lost their job as a result have been forced to find money elsewhere.

Khortieth Him in Phnom Pehn has their story.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 August 2009 11:03 )