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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
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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 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH09089
Submitted: 24 August 2009  Accepted: 24 November 2009   Published: 15 February 2010


Acknowledgements

This survey was funded by UNFPA as part of the UNAIDS Regional UBW financial assistance scheme. The authors wish to thank Mr Dual Owusu–Sarfo, Dr Chris Hudson, Mrs. Miriam Midirie, Mr. Wilfred Peters, World Vision International staff, PNG Institute of Medical Research and the FSWs for their assistance in preparing and participating in the survey.


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