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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge, attitudes, practices and behaviour of female sex workers in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Eunice Bruce A G , Ludwina Bauai B , William Yeka C , Mathias Sapuri D , Louise Keogh E , John Kaldor F and Christopher K. Fairley A

A Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Vic. 3053, Australia.

B Pacific Adventist University, Private Mail Bag, Boroko 111, Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea.

C Family Health International PNG, Country Office, PO Box 477, Waigani, National Capital District, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

D Pacific International Hospital, 4 Mile, PO Box, 6103 Stores Road, Boroko, National Capital District, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

E Key Centre for Women’s, Health in Society, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne Vic. 3053, Australia.

F National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.

G Corresponding author. Email: ebruce@mshc.org.au

Sexual Health 7(1) 85-86 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH09089
Submitted: 24 August 2009  Accepted: 24 November 2009   Published: 15 February 2010


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