PLoS Publishes Free Special Collection on HIV Care and Prevention for Sex Workers


PLoS, publisher of open-access research, has announced a special collection of articles on the health of female sex workers, focusing on delivery and scale-up of HIV care and prevention interventions. UNAIDS and other organizations have recognized sex workers as of the key affected populations in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The collection is available free online at

Evidence shows that HIV programs focused on sex workers -- such as those in Thailand and India -- can be highly effective when implemented at a sufficient scale, but in many other countries funding is inadequate and necessary large-scale responses do not exist.

"With the increased burden of HIV infection, calls are made for a rapid scale-up of combination prevention programs, and HIV care and treatment in order to improve conditions for sex workers and contain the HIV epidemic on a global scale," states a PLoS media advisory announcing the collection.

Research Articles in the Collection include:



PLoS. Focus on Delivery and Scale: Achieving HIV Impact with Sex Workers. December 1, 2014.