COMMERCIAL SEX ESTABLISHMENTS AND SEX WORKERS IN DEHONG PREFECTURE,YUNNAN PROVINCE
Wu Zunyou,Zhang Jiapeng,Dong Lenong,et al Institute of Virology,Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine
To understand commercial sex establshment and commercial sex worker,52 bars and barber shops were surveyed and 75 female commercial sex workers were interviewed in the Luxi County,Ruili City and Longchuan County,Dehong Prefecture,Yunnan Province in September and October,1995. Eighty five percent of commercial sex workers belorged to Han ethnic group and 96% nerer attended high school.Two thirds of them have worked in the surveyed establishments for less than 3 months.All 26 sex workers in Luxi denied having offered sexual service.However,80%(16/20) in Ruili and 83%(24/29) in Longchuan stated having offered sexual service.Only 4 claimed having consistently used condoms with clients. Commercial sex workers in bars and barber shops are at great risk of obtaining and spreading STD/HIV.Intervention programs target at those people are urgently needed.Low education and high mobility must be taken into consideration in designing interventions.
【CateGory Index】： R759-3