Metrics details. Social network characteristics have an important role in understanding HIV transmission among female sex workers. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize and critically appraise the existing studies on the social network characteristics and HIV risk behaviors among female sex workers. A systematic review was performed using predefined eligibility criteria through searching electronic databases.
This report summarizes 20 case studies, where NSWP highlights effective interventions implemented by sex worker-led organizations throughout the world to increase access to HIV-specific and other healthcare services, as well as to enjoy their full human rights. Moreover, because the organizations operate in different legal and sociopolitical contexts, the summary also provides insight into the specific barriers sex workers face to fully enjoy their human rights. The contexts and specific needs of sex workers in each of these countries are drastically different, and the strategies and interventions employed by the organizations are similarly varied. Nevertheless some common ground can be found in best practices, such as aiming for laws, policies, and services that account for the voices and needs of all sex workers and that include leadership from current or past sex workers. Additionally, coalition building across sectors, including government, law enforcement, and healthcare, is of utmost importance. Skip to main content.
Incomplete understanding of this trend undermines prevention strategy development. Persons reported to the state following diagnosis of HIV or syphilis were included, along with sexual partners. We used network mapping alongside descriptive and bivariate statistics to characterize network connections.
The epidemics of sexually transmitted infections STIs have spread among older adults in the world, including China. This study addresses the deficiency of studies about the multiple contextual influences on condom use among mid-age female sex workers FSWs over 35 years old. A combination of an egocentric network design and multilevel modeling was used to investigate factors of condom use over mid-age FSWs egos particular relationships with sexual partners alters.