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Sex Workers Adopt IT Solutions to Fight AIDS

Medindia, India:

Delhi, 17 Jul 2006 - About 500 disorganized sex workers in Mysore and Mandya districts of Karnataka are now armed with smart cards that not only prompt them to get regular health check-ups to keep track of their STI (sexually transmitted infections) status but also get discounts on their daily purchases - from grocery to perfumes.
This pilot project began in July in the two districts at the initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in association with the University of Manitoba, Canada.

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