Sex work, violence and HIV: Experiences from rural Karnataka

Blogging for Open Democracy from the 2013 session of the UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW), Parinita Bhattacharjee profiles KHPT's work with sex worker CBOs.

She explains the impact of violence on condom use and uptake of clinical services, underlining the need to address the broader structural factors of violence for effective HIV prevention. The blog calls for actors and organisations working in the field of gender, sexuality, sex workers and HIV to prioritise violence reduction as a structural driver of HIV.

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