ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY (ART) - WHAT SEX WORKERS SHOULD KNOW (APNSW, 2015)

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This four page fact sheet summarises the key ART recommendations and their relevancy to sex workers in based on the World Health Organization  ‘Consolidated Guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations.'Sex workers are disproportionately affected by HIV and often face more barriers than other people in access to HIV-related services. Criminalisation of sex work inhibits sex workers from being open about their work, including with health care providers. Stigma and discrimination in health care settings impact on diagnosis and treatment, and discourage return visits. This means sex workers often present late for HIV treatment - also known as antiretroviral therapy (ART).