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Burden of HIV among female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Female sex workers are a population who are at heightened risk of HIV infection secondary to biological, behavioural, and structural risk factors. However, three decades into the HIVExpand
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Environmental-structural interventions to reduce HIV/STI risk among female sex workers in the Dominican Republic.
OBJECTIVES We assessed the effectiveness of 2 environmental-structural interventions in reducing risks of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers in the DominicanExpand
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Environmental-structural factors significantly associated with consistent condom use among female sex workers in the Dominican Republic
Objective: To examine the influence of environmental-structural factors in promoting consistent condom use (CCU) among female sex workers (FSW) and their regular paying partners in the DominicanExpand
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Staying Strong: Gender Ideologies among African-American Adolescents and the Implications for HIV/STI Prevention
This paper explores adolescents' definitions of what it means to be a man and a woman, the psycho-social context surrounding the formation of gender ideologies and their relationship to HIV/STIExpand
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A community empowerment approach to the HIV response among sex workers: effectiveness, challenges, and considerations for implementation and scale-up
A community empowerment-based response to HIV is a process by which sex workers take collective ownership of programmes to achieve the most effective HIV outcomes and address social and structuralExpand
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Social-environmental factors and protective sexual behavior among sex workers: the Encontros intervention in Brazil.
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the association of social-environmental factors with condom use and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among 420 sex workers participating in an STI/HIVExpand
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Expanding the Space: Inclusion of Most-at-Risk Populations in HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care Services
The provision of appropriate HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for most-at-risk populations (MARP) will challenge many health care systems. For people who sell sex or inject drugs and forExpand
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Social Cohesion, Social Participation, and HIV Related Risk among Female Sex Workers in Swaziland
Social capital is important to disadvantaged groups, such as sex workers, as a means of facilitating internal group-related mutual aid and support as well as access to broader social and materialExpand
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‘If you have children, you have responsibilities’: motherhood, sex work and HIV in southern Tanzania
Many female sex workers begin sex work as mothers, or because they are mothers, and others seek childbearing. Motherhood may influence women's livelihoods as sex workers and their subsequent HIVExpand
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Community Empowerment Among Female Sex Workers is an Effective HIV Prevention Intervention: A Systematic Review of the Peer-Reviewed Evidence from Low- and Middle-Income Countries
We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of community empowerment interventions for HIV prevention among sex workers in low- and middle-income countries from 1990–2010. Two codersExpand
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