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Jakarta Post

Brothels push HIV/AIDS check-up for sex workers

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 10 2009   /  04:28 pm

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Ni Wayan Eka scanned the street for potential clients out the front of her brothel in Carik. While the previous night had been busy and profitable, the brothel was enduring both a lull in clients typical with the business low season and a significant growth in competition within Denpasar's sex industry. Despite having five rooms at her institution, Eka rarely fills more than two per night. "Competition is on the rise. These girls could easily earn a living outside this brothel on the street." "Even more, customers are likely to *play' outside the complex. It's easy for these girls to find their own clients because they have mobile phones." Eka is one of nearly 30 pimps operating a business in Carik, a market which oversees 200 prostitutes from outside Bali. A local Balinese businessperson owns the whole prostitution ring, charging Rp ...