Published: Wednesday 30 September 1998

Counsellors in Heera Mandi, Pakistan's well-known red light district in Lahore, have proved very effective in spreading HIV/AIDS awareness among the largely illiterate sex workers. The results of a recent survey carried out for UNAIDS-Pakistan shows that an overwhelming 93 per cent of the commercial sex workers are aware of AIDS, and insist that their clients use condoms.

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