Female sex workers living (FSWs) with HIV face significant challenges in accessing HIV care and, once started on antiretroviral therapy (ART), remaining in care and adhering to treatment. These challenges include attending regular medical appointments because of time and cost constraints, providers’ stigmatizing attitudes, and poor service quality due to crowded ART clinics, long waiting times, and a lack of clinicians. This brief describes a community-based model of ART delivery THAT Project SOAR, Sauti, the National AIDS Control Programme, and the National Institute of Medical Research are designing, implementing, and evaluating, in order to help mitigate the barriers HIV-positive FSWs face accessing HIV care and antiretroviral therapy provision.
Project SOAR. 2018. "Does a community-based, HIV service delivery model improve female sex workers’ care and treatment outcomes in Tanzania?" Project SOAR Activity Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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