Coping with HIV/AIDS in Durban's commercial sex industry.

  title={Coping with HIV/AIDS in Durban's commercial sex industry.},
  author={Christine A. Varga},
  journal={AIDS care},
  volume={13 3},
This paper describes coping mechanisms used by commercial sex workers (CSWs) and their partners in confronting the threat of HIV. Data are part of a study exploring sexuality and HIV-related issues among members of the Durban commercial sex industry. Participants were 100 female CSWs, 25 male trucker driver clients and ten male personal partners. Data were collected using semi-structured questionnaires, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews. Analysis revealed high HIV-awareness and… CONTINUE READING

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