female sex workers
The PrEP Communications Accelerator is a free interactive, digital resource that supports national governments, program implementers, and health practitioners to develop marketing and communications that drive demand for PrEP in sub-Saharan Africa. Both easy-to-use and information-rich, the Accelerator offers tested guidance throughout the lifecycle of a PrEP communications campaign and can be applicable across all PrEP formulations.
When are declines in condom use while using PrEP a concern? Modelling insights from a Hillbrow, South Africa case study
Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a promising new prevention approach for those most at risk of HIV infection. However, there are concerns that behavioural disinhibition, specifically reductions in condom use, might limit PrEP's protective effect. This study uses the case of female sex workers (FSWs) in Johannesburg, South Africa, to assess whether decreased levels of condom use following the introduction of PrEP may limit HIV risk reduction.
Evidence suggests that migrants such as long-distance truck drivers and female sex workers (FSWs) and other key and vulnerable populations associated with major transport hubs are highly vulnerable to HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), FHI 360 and North Star Alliance, on behalf of the East African Community (EAC) Member States, conducted a systematic mapping of existing health facilities, HIV and AIDS service providers and actors along major transport corridors in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Several health behaviour theories propose that risk perception affects the likelihood of behaviour intentions and practice. The perception of risk to HIV and AIDS among female sex workers in Malawi has not been well described. Yet knowledge of how this most at risk population perceives contagion could help in informing the design, implementation and monitoring of interventions.
Malawi Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey 2006 and Comparative Analysis of 2004 BSS and 2006 BBSS
The Behavioural Surveillance Survey (BSS) is a monitoring and evaluation tool designed to track trends in HIV and AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours in subpopulations at particular risk of infection. BSS consists of repeated cross-sectional surveys conducted systematically to monitor changes in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) risk behaviours based on HIV and STI surveillance methods.
Competition is not necessarily a barrier to community mobilisation among sex workers: an intervention planning assessment from Zimbabwe
Understanding and Addressing Concentrated HIV Epidemics Among Sex Workers and Men Who Have Sex with Men in West and Central Africa
Success Story: Botswana engages civil society to deliver critical HIV prevention and treatment services to key populations
Botswana has one of the most comprehensive and successful public sector HIV treatment programs in Africa, yet the country’s adult HIV prevalence of 24.8% is the second highest in the world after Swaziland. The 2012 Behavioral and Biological Surveillance Survey (BBSS) on HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) documented that among high-risk populations in Botswana, 61.9% of an estimated 4,000 female sex workers (FSW) were HIV-positive, with an estimated 12.5% HIV incidence. HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) was also high at 13.1%.
Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Communication Program in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
This 53-page audience reception report discusses the findings of a study conducted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, on the implementation of a programme on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among youths and key populations in Southern Africa.