Women: Sexy, Smart, and Safe Cards

Date of Publication
2012

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 sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV prevention, personal safety, and the law, 2) to build individual and collective efficacy around STI and HIV prevention and personal safety practices, 3) to increase dialogue among SWs on these topics, and 4) to 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. These cards were designed to facilitate small group dialogue and education on STIs and HIV/AIDS. Each card illustrates a particular situation and the group is asked to discuss how they would react in that situation, and offer advice.