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World Health Organization, HIV Programme. [World Health Organization] (2012) Prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections for sex workers in low- and middle-income countries. Recommendations for a public health approach. Geneva: World Health Organization. 52 p. ISBN: 978 92 4 150474 4

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The objective of this document is to provide technical recommendations on effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among sex workers and their clients. These include evidence-based recommendations following the GRADE methodology as well as recommendations for good practice.

Good practice recommendations are overarching principles derived not from scientific evidence but from common sense, ethics and human rights principles. These recommendations did not go through a formal GRADE process but should be strongly promoted in all interventions with sex workers.

The technical recommendations are supported not only by scientific evidence but also the lived experience of sex workers around the world as expressed in the results of a community values and preferences survey and at the guideline consensus meeting.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:World Health Organization
Date:2012
Pages:52 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization, HIV Programme
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
G Health and disease > Pathologic process > Inflammation or infection
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
MM-MO Crime and law > Vice crime > prostitution
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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