It is difficult to assess why participants drop out over time when they do not provide specific reasons themselves. The risks articulated in these IDIs, however, were directly linked to the dangers of sex work and closely intertwined with the acknowledgement of personal responsibilities.
In fact, the high prevalence of HIV in the community, and particularly among other women in sex work, could be another contributing factor for staying HIV-negative and a motivation for PrEP use. In most countries currently implementing or piloting PrEP, the delivery is focused towards those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, following recommendations from mathematical modelling [ 34 ] as well as WHO guidelines.
BMC Public Health. Peter Weatherburn provided invaluable support for the analysis and writing of this manuscript as part of a PhD project.
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. In what she describes as a nomadic trade with a short shelf life, she finds this particular pit stop to be accommodating to her needs.
Tax compliance is crucial for PBOs and their donors. The report argues that the relationship between sex workers and the police does not encourage sex workers to report cases of abuse or exploitation against them. We are prepared to hear complaints from either side in the meantime. The extent of the abuse against sex workers in the camp, and the gender-based violence that has taken place in South Africa during the lockdown, is yet to fully come to light.
Police have been known to solicit money or sexual favours from sex workers in exchange for their freedom. Originally from Port Elizabeth she has worked the N1 route for over five years before settling permanently in Colesberg.
Received May 18; Accepted Jan Research published from an open-label PrEP study following the iPrEX efficacy trial described relief from stress around the possibility of HIV infection and a sense of security as additional benefits of using PrEP [ 48 ]. In these IDIs, women had differing ideas about how to move on to other employment, with some asking for jobs in the clinic and others pursuing educations with the hope of empowering themselves to advance.
I have a boyfriend. Table 1 Qualitative research participant demographics.
Designing PrEP and early HIV treatment interventions for implementation among female sex workers in South Africa: developing and learning from a formative research process. Their willingness to be more open about issues with product use grew over time, which was a benefit of this method.
The new role of antiretrovirals in combination HIV prevention: a mathematical modelling analysis. Additionally, we planned to capture perspectives of women using PrEP as well as those cycling off, however those women who cycled off rarely stayed in the study.
Country Updates. Some participants described their initial apprehension about potentially being guinea pigs for drug testing, which was usually laid to rest during the first few months of participation.