Potential reduction in female sex workers' risk of contracting HIV during coronavirus disease 2019

Fortunate Machingura, Sungai T. Chabata, Joanna Busza*, Gracious Jamali, Memory Makamba, Jeffrey Dirawo, Raymond Yekeye, Owen Mugurungi, Primrose Matambanadzo, Frances Mary Cowan

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Abstract

Female sex workers' livelihoods in Zimbabwe have been severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic due to closure of entertainment venues. Competition over fewer clients has reduced ability to negotiate condom use. At the same time as partner numbers have decreased, frequency of reported condomless sex has not increased, suggesting potential reduction in overall HIV and sexually transmitted infection risk and an opportunity for programmes to reach sex workers with holistic social and economic support and prevention services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1871-1872
Number of pages2
JournalAIDS
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes

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