Publications on Female Sex Workers (FSW)

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Female sex workers (FSW) is one of the at-risk populations of HIV infection. In order to keep track the HIV prevalence and the related risky behaviours among this population, the first Community Based Risk Behavioural and Seroprevalence Survey for Female Sex Worker in Hong Kong (CRiSP) was launched in 2006 and repeated in 2009. Both surveys showed low HIV prevalence with the results of 0.19% and 0.05% respectively.
 
 
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The 2018 Integrated Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance (IHBSS) Fact Sheets for Males who have Sex with Males & Transgender Women (MSM & TGW) and Female Sex Workers (FSW). With the alarming rise in the HIV cases in the Philippines, it is crucial that we get an in-depth understanding of the behavior and serologic aspects of our key populations who are at most risk for HIV infection.
 
 
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Sex workers and people who use drugs are subject to widespread violations of their human rights, which, for the most part, go unchallenged. Globally, these groups are subjected to repressive and discriminatory laws, policies and practices. These policies and practices fuel stigma, discrimination, widespread violence, and significantly increase the risks and vulnerabilities of both populations to sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses, notably HIV and hepatitis B and C.

 
 
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Get an overview of the HIV/AIDS situation for Female Sex Workers (FSW) for 2017.
 
 
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Communities make an invaluable contribution to the AIDS response. Communities of people living with HIV, of key populations—gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers, prisoners, transgender people and prisoners—and of women and young people lead and support the delivery of HIV services, defend human rights, support their peers. Communities are the lifeblood of an effective AIDS response and an important pillar of support.

 
 
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Community-led organizations are led by the people who they serve and are primarily accountable to them. In the AIDS response, this includes organizations by and for people living with HIV or tuberculosis and organizations by and for people affected by HIV, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers, transgender people, women and young people.

 
 
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The current study was designed to explore the individual profile of commercial sex workers and to examine whether the profile and sexual risk behavior differ by where the female sex workers came from and where they work.
 
 
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The objective is to determine the prevalence of HIV and associated risk factors among female sex workers (FSWs) in border provinces of Vietnam.
 
 
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National Baseline BSS among Female Sex Workers (FSW) and their Clients was conducted in 32 States and Union Territories of the country. Topics included in the questionnaire: Background Characteristics, Knowledge, Opinion and Attitude towards STI/HIV/AIDS, Marriage, Family, Income, Number and Type of Partners, Sexual History, Risk Perception and Exposure to Intervention.
 
 
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The objectives of the survey were to collect data which can be used to track the HIV epidemic among FSW and guide the response in terms of providing prevention, care and treatment services for this population. Key measures of the survey included HIV seroprevalence, key risk behavior data, service utilization, experience with stigma and discrimination, and estimates of population size. The eligibility criteria for the survey were women aged 15-49 years old, currently living or working in the survey city, and who sold sex for cash or kind in the last 12 months.