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October 19, 2010

ASIA: Laws driving HIV prevention underground

IRIN Asia: "In a region where carrying a condom has been construed as evidence of illicit activity, 10 million women sell sex to 75 million men, who then have sex with another 50 million people, according to the multinational Independent Commission on AIDS in Asia.

"'The technology is there to prevent infections, but punitive laws get in the way,' said Steve Kraus, regional director of UNAIDS Asia Pacific."