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Sex Work and HIV

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The Pediatric AIDS Coalition Cause Education Committee – Sex Work and HIV

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Sex Work and HIV

  1. 1. SEX WORK & HIV
  2. 2. What is sex work?
  3. 3. Why are sex workers more vulnerable to contracting HIV? ▸ Social and legal factors ▸ Multiple partners ▸ Inconsistent condom use ▸ Injecting drug use ▸ Migration & mobility
  4. 4. Social & Legal Factors - Stigma - Lack of Protective Legislation
  5. 5. Inconsistent Condom Use - Police Harassment - Violence - Monetary Incentive
  6. 6. Injecting Drug Use - Double the Stigma
  7. 7. Migration & Mobility - Monetary Incentives - Police/Immigration Officer Harassment
  8. 8. Transgender Sex Work ▸ HIV prevalence is up to nine times higher for transgender female sex workers than cisgender female sex workers. ▸ Why? ○ Social exclusion ○ Economic vulnerability ○ Lack of employment opportunities
  9. 9. Efforts to decrease HIV Transmission Addressing violence Fund health & social services for sex workers Empowering sex work communities Decriminalizing sex work
  10. 10. A How does this Relate to PAC? ▸ Our beneficiaries and their work in Africa ○ Sex work in Africa ▸ Pediatric HIV/AIDS ○ Young sex workers
  11. 11. 42,000,000 Sex workers globally 20% Age 10-19 80% Female sex workers
  12. 12. Thanks for Listening

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