15
Dec

Access to HIV treatment for female sex workers in Myanmar

At a recent conference in Vietnam, Dr Yin Thet Nu Oo presented data on access to HIV treatment for female sex workers who were diagnosed with HIV infection in Myanmar. A retrospective cohort study.

Among the 102 women referred for care, 90% were successfully referred and 76% were on HIV treatment. Over 90% of them were accompanied by a staff member of volunteer from the testing site!

"poor communication and harsh treatment by the health staff are also mentioned as one factor that PLHIV to not prefer to seek care at public centres."

Only 84% of men who have sex with men and 66% of people who inject drugs were successfully referred.

Jamie

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