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Activity Brief
9 March 2018

Does a community-based, HIV service delivery model improve female sex workers’ care and treatment outcomes in Tanzania?

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 Project SOAR, Sauti, the National AIDS Control Programme, and the National Institute of Medical Research are designing, implementing, and evaluating to help mitigate barriers HIV-positive FSWs face accessing HIV care and antiretroviral therapy provision.

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