In Ghana, Sex Workers Coach Peers about HIV-AIDS Prevention

Project Details

  • Date: 17.06.2013
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Project: WAPCAS

In Ghana, Sex Workers Coach Peers about HIV-AIDS Prevention

Using innovative outreach and targeted counselling, peer educators have helped bring about a nearly 30 percent drop in HIV infection rates among Ghana’s sex workers over the past six years. Thanks to effective campaigns by groups like The West Africa Program to Combat AIDS and STI (WAPCAS), HIV prevalence among female sex workers in Ghana fell from 37.8% in 2006 to 25% in 2009, then further to 11.2%, two years later, according to the National AIDS Commission.

In Ghana, Sex Workers Coach Peers about HIV-AIDS Prevention

Amba Mpoke-Bigg

Source: Joy Online