HIV experts seek increased condom use for sex workers

At a UN-backed meeting in Beijing, experts called for the promotion of increased condom use for sex workers and clients as a way to stop the spread of HIV.

The meeting offered an opportunity for participants to review successful local efforts to promote “100 per cent condom use” or “no condom, no sex” in relations between sex workers and clients. Approaches vary, but generally involve cooperation among health authorities, police, entertainment venue owners, and sex workers trained to be peer educators, the agency said.