Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Health and Nutrition"
|Titel||Taking a step towards prevention : Senegal’s policy of legalizing the sex trade|
|Tijdschrift||Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender|
|Organisatie||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Onderwerp||Health and Nutrition|
|Trefwoorden||HIV and AIDS, disease prevention and control, law|
|Samenvatting||In 1969 – many years before the identification of the first AIDS cases in the world – Senegal implemented a law to curb the spread of potentially dangerous sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by making routine and legal the registration of sex workers. The landmark governmental programme was designed to address widespread transmission of STIs, which the government attributed to extramarital sex. The effort led to the creation of the National Bureau for the Fight against STDs (Bureau National de la Lutte Contre les MST) and the construction of several STI treatment centres in different regions of the country.|
|Rechten||© 2006 KIT|