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Why South Africa's HIV prevention programmes should include sex worker clients

By Monique Huysamen, Research Associate in Sexual and Reproductive health, Manchester Metropolitan University
Marlise Richter, Research fellow, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand
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There are around 150,000 sex workers in South Africa. The National Strategic Plan on HIV identifies sex workers as a “key population” at high risk of HIV. HIV prevalence for female sex workers ranged from 48% to 72% in 2013/2014. This was much higher than for adult women in the general population, where prevalence was 14.4%.…

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