We make money from it, hide behind it, prohibit and promote it. But whatever we think about it, however we do it, it defines us.Welcome to the companion Web site to "Sex: Unknown," originally broadcast on Tuesday, October 30, 2001.Injecting drug use and sex work are closely linked in Eastern Europe and it is essential to integrate the services," said Monica Ciupagea from the Open Society Institute Hungary which also collaborated on the tool kit development.The HIV/AIDS Sex work tool kit brings together over a decade's worth of research and practical experience on what does and does not work to change behaviour and protect sex work and clients from HIV AIDS.Now online, it will also be available as CD-ROM and hard copy in early 2005.The kit is a living document and will continue to be updated as new resources are released.Only by involving them can both male and female sex workers and clients be motivated to make use of condoms and health clinics," said Friederike Strack from Hydra - one of the sex worker organizations collaborating on the tool kit.The tool kit also includes valuable data and analysis which can be shared across regions and used to design better HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for sex workers, for example "Police and Sex Workers in Papua New Guinea".
Evidence shows that targeted prevention interventions in sex work settings can turn the epidemic around.
The Sex Work tool kit is one of a series of online tool kits produced by WHO and GTZ.
The Antiretroviral (ARV) Tool kit: A public health approach for scaling up ARV treatment and the Tool kit for scaling up HIV Testing and Counselling services are also available online.
Some estimates say as many as 300,000 Americans under 18 are lured into the commercial sex trade each year.
Many of those victims will appear online, thinly disguised as adult advertisements.