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Five surveys of sex workers and clients were conducted from through to The proportion of female sex workers who have heard about AIDS and condom use has increased tremendously in this area. Ineffective preventive strategies such as medication use remain common. HIV infection was very low in this population, although the prevalence of other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia was very high. Educational interventions have been conducted with the sex workers, but the main source of education for clients has been through the media.
Future programs need to develop more focused efforts to reach clients. These interventions may include worksite interventions, mass media campaigns, youth programs or other models. Citations References Although the situation in Bali has been well documented Ford et al, ; Ford and Wirawan, ; Schachter et al, , only limited information about STI prevalence and risk behavior among female sex workers from other parts of Indonesia is available. This phenomenon was observed in a survey among FSWs in Jakarta SedyaningsihMamahit and Gortmaker, and was also described in a randomized trial among Thai youth showing a lower prevalence of risk behavior among those who were interviewed than those who completed a self-administered questionnaire van Griensven et al, These services need to be scaled up, although it might be challenging to achieve similar successful results in a programmatic setting.
Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections and sexual risk behavior among female sex workers in nine provinces in Indonesia, The objective of this study was to assess the sexually transmitted infection STI prevalence and sexual risk behavior among female sex workers FSWs in Indonesia. This cross-sectional study involved FSWs in nine provinces in Indonesia.