More money for no condoms
dfsdgkgindia Updated: Nov 29, 2005 20:50 IST
Sex workers, not just in India but also across the world are seen as a high-risk group. A HindustanTimes.com correspondent spoke to Sunita (name changed), a commercial sex worker in Delhi's GB Road to find out if AIDS awareness had really reached them and came out with startling fact. For sex without condoms, you pay more. Clearly, such sex is much in demand and has since been incorporated into trade practices.
HT Correspondent (HTC): Could I speak to you for a few minutes?
Sunita: What do you want to talk about? We don't talk about anything but 'work'.
HTC: I'm from the press.
Sunita: Ummh... So what can I do for you?
HTC: I want to talk to you for a while.
(He pushes forward Rs 100 note towards her, which she graciously accepts.)
Sunita: Whatever you want to ask, please ask soon and go. Don't the press people have any work?
HTC: How old are you?
Sunita: I am 24.
HTC: Where do you hail from?
HTC: Which place in UP?
Sunita: Is it necessary to know the place?
HTC: When did you come to Delhi?
Sunita: That was quite a while back. My parents wanted to marry me off when I was very young. Maybe 14 years old. There was this man called Gopi in my village whom I loved. My parents didn't like him. Doosre jaat ka tha, na. He told me in the big city such things don't happen. So I ran away with him.