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Epidemic Impacts of a Community Empowerment Intervention for HIV Prevention among Female Sex Workers in Generalized and Concentrated Epidemics

Citation

Wirtz, Andrea L.; Pretorius, Carel; Beyrer, Chris; Baral, Stefan D.; Decker, Michele R.; Sherman, Susan G.; Sweat, Michael; Poteat, Tonia; Butler, Jennifer; & Oelrichs, Robert, et al. (2014). Epidemic Impacts of a Community Empowerment Intervention for HIV Prevention among Female Sex Workers in Generalized and Concentrated Epidemics. PLOS Medicine, 9(2), e88047. PMCID: PMC3916392

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Sex workers have endured a high burden of HIV infection in and across HIV epidemics. A comprehensive, community empowerment-based HIV prevention intervention emphasizes sex worker organization and mobilization to address HIV risk and often includes community-led peer education, condom distribution, and other activities. Meta-analysis of such interventions suggests a potential 51% reduction in inconsistent condom use. Mathematical modeling exercises provide theoretical insight into potential impacts of the intervention on HIV incidence and burden in settings where interventions have not yet been implemented.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0088047

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

PLOS Medicine

Author(s)

Wirtz, Andrea L.
Pretorius, Carel
Beyrer, Chris
Baral, Stefan D.
Decker, Michele R.
Sherman, Susan G.
Sweat, Michael
Poteat, Tonia
Butler, Jennifer
Oelrichs, Robert
Semini, Iris
Kerrigan, Deanna L.

Year Published

2014

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

2

Pages

e88047

PMCID

PMC3916392

Reference ID

12899