Implementing comprehensive HIV/STI programmes with sex workers: practical approaches from collaborative interventions
WHO; UNFPA; UNAIDS; NSWP; World Bank; UNDP
Number of pages: 196 Publication date: October 2013 ISBN: 978 92 4 150618 2
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This tool offers practical advice on implementing HIV and STI programmes for and with sex workers. It is based on the recommendations in the guidance document on Prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections for sex workers in low- and middle-income countries published in 2012 by the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects.
Topics covered in the tool include approaches and principles to building programmes that are led by the sex worker community such as community empowerment, addressing violence against sex workers, and community-led services; they include how to implement the recommended condom and lubricant programming, and other crucial health-care interventions for HIV prevention, treatment and care; and they include suggestions on how to manage programmes and build the capacity of sex worker organizations. The tool contains examples of good practice from around the world that may support efforts in planning programmes and services.
The tool is designed for use by public-health officials and managers of HIV and STI programmes; NGOs, including community and civil-society organizations; and health workers. It may also be of interest to international funding agencies, health policy-makers and advocates.
Table of contents
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Voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa
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HIV drug resistance infographics
A global research agenda for adolescents living with HIV
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