Optimizing HIV Services for Female Sex Workers: Strategic Collaborations to Improve Access to Care

Presented in 2008 at the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Mexico.

Solution: Fully integrated comprehensive HIV and reproductive health services with prevention and counseling support for FSWs at a single, easily accessible location in Kisumu. Care and support available to FSWs was extended to their children at the same site. HIV clinic which was open weekdays 8am to 5pm and Saturdays 8am to 12 am, was integrated into the general out-patient and family planning clinic to reduce stigma. Due to their hard to reach nature, the FSWs were reminded of their clinic appointments through mobile phone calls and short text messaging; this personalized their care.

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