Leaving No One Behind: Reaching Key Populations through workplace action on HIV and AIDS

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2014

Key populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender populations and people who inject drugs continue to bear a disproportionate brunt of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. They face many barriers including criminalisation. They also experience barriers to HIV treatment, often a result of fears that they will experience discrimination if they seek services in mainstream health settings. This is why sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender populations and people who inject drugs are often described as ‘hard to reach’ populations.

This global literature review provides a broad overview of how the workplace or the workforce has and can be used to reach key populations. It pulls together and creates a compilation of evidence-based innovative approaches which use the workplace and/or the workforce as entry points to bring HIV services to key populations. It presents a number of innovative case studies which highlight many different ways in which the workplace and/or the workforce can add value to national HIV and AIDS responses by reaching key populations with HIV services.

Presented in six chapters, the report highlights 42 innovative examples from 28 countries and regions in which the workplace and/or workforce was used as an entry point to reach sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender populations, people who inject drugs, migrant workers, truckers, ship and dockworkers and the prisons populations with HIV services.

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