HIV Programs for Sex Workers: Lessons & Challenges for Developing & Delivering Programs

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PLOS Medicine, Published: June 16, 2015

There is evidence that HIV prevention programs for sex workers, especially female sex workers, are cost-effective in several contexts, including many western countries, Thailand, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

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“Studies of sources of new infections and HIV transmission dynamics suggest that sex work contributes only a small fraction of new HIV infections, and investment in HIV programs must reflect these wide epidemic gradations”

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By J Pope

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