Adolescence, migration and sex work are independent risk factors for HIV and other poor health outcomes. They are usually targeted separately with little consideration on how their intersection can enhance vulnerability.
There remains a significant information gap with respect to HIV epidemiology and intervention uptake among high-risk, marginalised populations such as female sex workers (FSW) in sub-Saharan Africa because of the complexities of surveillance among these groups.
Sex work is illegal in South Africa, exacerbating the marginalisation and stigma that face women and men working in the industry. Sex workers face health risks, violence, and obstacles to gaining access to health care, legal recourse and social services, among various challenges.
The South African National Sex Work Strategy was written to guide the development of the National Sex Worker Programme (NSWP). The National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB 2012-2016 (NSP), implemented through the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), has identified the need to provide s
Estimating the size of the sex worker population in South Africa, 2013 is a rapid assessment study of the sex worker population size in South Africa conducted by Sex workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce and Sisonke National Movement of Sex Workers in South Africa.
This Guide has been compiled for journalists and writers involved in reporting on sex work. It sets out basic facts about the sex work industry in South Africa and contains sections on appropriate terminology, use of images and respectful interviewing techniques.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Tanzania Commission for AIDS have expressed a need for key population HIV prevalence and group size estimates to identify the costs of the Third National Multi-Sectoral Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS; the Third Health Sector HIV and AIDS Stra
The HIV epidemic in Tanzania has existed for three decades and has claimed many lives. Over the year’s collective efforts to control the epidemic has seen HIV prevalence decline progressively among adults aged 15-49 from 7% in 2003 to 5.1% in 2011.
The female sex worker (FSW) respondent-driven sampling (RDS) study conducted in 7 regions on Tanzania is the first biological and behavioural surveillance study of its kind in Tanzania to be conducted in a large scale geographical area.