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Methods : A three-month intervention was conducted by a team of peer educators, outreach workers from community-based organizations and health professionals.
It mainly included distribution of free pamphlets and condoms and delivery of onsite and clinic-based VCT. In-depth interviews were conducted among 12 SSWs after the intervention to further explore potential barriers to HIV prevention. Qualitative research revealed that fear of police arrest and stigma were the main barriers to VCT utilization. Low condom use was associated with family financial constraints, inadequate power in condom negotiation, low awareness and misconceptions of HIV infection risks.
Conclusion : HIV intervention improved VCT utilization and knowledge but we did not observe an increase in condom use after this short intervention. SSWs faced substantial economic, social and environmental barriers to VCT utilization and condom use.
An estimated Commercial sex work in China has been categorized into various typologies based on where sex is sold e. Establishment-based FSWs work in fixed entertainment venues e. In contrast, women who solicit clients on streets, in parks and in other public spaces generally rely on sex work as their sole source of income [ 5 ].
Street-based sex workers SSWs may be more susceptible to HIV infection due to their lower social-economic status [ 5 ], frequent high-risk sexual behaviors [ 6 ], high levels of sexual transmitted infections STIs [ 7 , 8 ] and under-utilization of health care services [ 9 , 10 ]. Health outreach, including HIV testing and health education are provided regularly to establishment-based FSWs in many parts of China [ 12 ], whereas the needs of SSWs are frequently neglected as they are difficult to reach using conventional campaigns.