Sex Trafficking and HIV
Sex Trafficking and Why HIV/AIDS Is So Common:
Most sex workers have multiple partners and inconsistent condom use, which better enables the spread of HIV.
Trafficked individuals often face violent sex and rape.
Once They Have the Disease or Want to Get Tested…
Trafficked individuals are often forced to migrate to a different country, where they are undocumented and are often kept from receiving access to health services.
Trafficked women and sex workers tend to be stigmatized, marginalized, and criminalized, which affects their social and economic welfare and their access to health services.