Sex Workers’ Experiences of Stock-outs of HIV/STI Commodities and Treatments

Publications - Released in 2018

Sex workers experienced stock-outs of antiretroviral drugs for HIV in more than half of the countries that responded to the consultation, in all types of health care settings. Sex workers experience forced treatment interruptions and involuntary medication changes due to stock-outs, and are forced to travel long distances to access commodities and treatments due to stock-outs in their local areas. This ultimately leads to a lack of trust in health services and systems.



  • Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)
  • International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)