Researchers call for improvement in support for sex workers to control HIV pandemic

  • July 23, 2014

Many factors prevent sex workers from accessing the services they need to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a new series on HIV and sex workers presented during AIDS 2014 and also published in The Lancet.

“Efforts to improve HIV prevention and treatment by and for people who sell sex can no longer be seen as peripheral to the achievement of universal access to HIV services and to eventual control of the pandemic. We must do better, and we can,” series coordinator Chris Beyrer, MD, director of Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights, said in a press release.

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