Author information: Female myannae workers in the country are one of the myannar sex affected populations, with high prevalence rates of both HIV and sexually transmitted infections STIs.
A qualitative study was undertaken in Yangon at the end of to investigate the social and demographic features contributing to the transmission of HIV among female sex workers in urban Myanmar. Twenty-seven key informants from the government, non-government organisations NGOsinternational non-government organisations INGOsprivate sector and the United Myannar sex system agencies and 25 women currently working in the sex trade were myannar sex.
The sex trade in Yangon is rapidly growing and is characterised by a high degree of complexity. The number of female sex workers is estimated to be between 5, myannar sex 10, and there are approximately brothels operating in various townships around the city.
Nearly one-third of the women in the study reported previous imprisonment for offences related to sex work as well as fear of harassment, sexual exploitation, violence and gang rape.
Almost half reported using condoms with clients at all times. Female sex workers in Myanmar remain a highly marginalised group almost inaccessible due to a variety myannar sex legal, political, cultural and social factors and are particularly vulnerable to Myannar sex and STIs.
It is important to encourage partnerships between INGOs by promoting service myannar sex and information sharing to increase the availability of services for sex myanmar and to build political support for an unpopular cause.