HIV and Sex Workers, Paper 6. HIV risk and preventive interventions in transgender women sex workers. Tonia Poteat , Andrea L. Wirtz, Anita Radix, Annick Borquez , Alfonso Silva- Santisteban , Madeline Deutsch, Sharful Islam Khan, Sam Winter, Don Operario. Background.
Tonia Poteat, Andrea L. Wirtz, Anita Radix, AnnickBorquez, Alfonso Silva-Santisteban, Madeline Deutsch, Sharful Islam Khan, Sam Winter, Don Operario
RR: 4.02 compared to FSW
Data limitations: sampling methods; population is often subsumed under “men who have sex with men” or “female sex workers” in research; little research specifically about transgender sex workers
Stigma persists. Some of my family members still do not accept me as a hijra. But, at the end of the day, I forget all this pain when I think about the love and respect I have received not only from the hijra community, but from all sex workers and sexual minorities and from many others who work for our community. It will take time to eliminate stigma . . . However, the movement has started and we are on the right track.
JoyaSikder, President of the National Platform of Sex Workers, Bangladesh
2 distinct epidemiologic settings: Lima, Peru and San Francisco, U.S.A
with stable partners
Number of new HIV infections
Transactions for the same
50% reduction ?
A=condoms with clients; B= condoms with partners; C=number of commercial transactions; D=PrEP; E = test and treat
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