A new study by a sex worker group in South Africa shows that sex work did not increase during the 2010 World Cup, PlusNews reports. The results are contrary to expectations of some HIV/AIDS advocates, who anticipated a rise in sex work that would fuel HIV transmission rates. These fears resulted in several HIV prevention campaigns before and during this summer’s global soccer tournament. The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce conducted the study in partnership with the U.N. Population Fund.

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