whp volume 9, issue 1, P46-64 2007 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2007.18695 View full text
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Xiaoyi Fang, Xiaoming Li, Hongmei Yang, Yan Hong, Ran Zhao, Baiqing Dong, Wei Liu, Yuejiao Zhou, Shaoling Liang, Bonita Stanton

Abstract: Since the 1980s, informal or clandestine sex work in the service or entertainment industry has spread from municipalities to small towns in most areas of China. Despite recognition of the important role of female sex workers in HIV and STD epidemics in China, limited data are available regarding their individual characteristics and the social and environmental context of their work. Furthermore, most existing studies on commercial sex in China have been conducted in large cities or tourist attractions. Using d…

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