According to Centers for Disase Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, the prevalence of HIV among female sex workers is high. However, “the burden of HIV among this population remains poorly understood.”, they say. Furthermore, sex workers have been left out of the conversation about how to control HIV epidemic.
The RH Reality Check published a commentary about sexual health, HIV and sex workers. For them, “a federal blueprint for our national response written by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of National AIDS Policy, mentions gay and bisexual men 35 times, youth 23 times, transgender people 19 times, people who inject drugs 18 times, and incarcerated people twice. It does not mention sex workers—as such or by any euphemism—even once”.
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