The Global HIV Epidemics among Sex Workers

Publication Date: 2013
Author: World Bank

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Since the beginning of the epidemic sex workers have experienced a heightened burden of HIV across settings, despite their higher levels of HIV protective behaviors (UNAIDS, 2009). By gaining a deeper understanding of the epidemiologic and broader policy and social context within which sex work is set, this World Bank publication explores the complex backdrop for increased risk to HIV among sex workers.

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This brief aims to inform discussions about how best to provide services, programmes and support for young people who sell sex.

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