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Handbook: Sexy, Smart and Safe

The goal of the package of HIV Prevention SBCC Media Materials is to reduce HIV incidence among sex workers (SWs) and their partners and to empower SWs to individually and collectively take steps towards their own protection. The purpose of the package is to: 1) provide SWs with the information they need to make informed choices related to STI and HIV prevention, personal safety, and the law, 2) build individual and collective efficacy around STI and HIV prevention and personal safety practices, 3) increase dialogue among SWs on these topics, and 4) reinforce communication and interventions related to personal safety and HIV prevention. This is based on the assumption that an increase in knowledge, self-efficacy, and dialogue can help SW better deal with the multiple barriers to HIV prevention they are facing. This handbook aims at helping facilitators and sex workers to use the Sexy, Smart and Safe toolkit – explaining the materials and suggesting ways to introduce them to the participants and use them. The Sexy, Smart, and Safe (Rated SSS) Toolkit was developed for group facilitators and peer educators to use with female sex workers (FSW). The Toolkit can be used as part of existing outreach and communication efforts.

Source: FHI 360

Date of Publication: August 9, 2021