Access and utilization of HIV treatment and services among women sex workers in Vancouver’s downtown eastside

@article{Shannon2005AccessAU,
  title={Access and utilization of HIV treatment and services among women sex workers in Vancouver’s downtown eastside},
  author={Ms. Kate Shannon and Ms. Vicki Bright and Ms. Janice Duddy and ScD Dr. Mark W. Tyndall},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2005},
  volume={82},
  pages={488-497}
}
Many HIV-infected women are not realizing the benefits of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) despite significant advancements in treatment. Women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) are highly marginalized and struggle with multiple morbidities, unstable housing, addiction, survival sex, and elevated risk of sexual and drug-related harms, including HIV infection. Although recent studies have identified the heightened risk of HIV infection among women engaged in sex work and… CONTINUE READING

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