Sex in the city – drop-in sites attend to the health of Mthatha’s sex workers

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Mthatha’s vulnerable sex workers are being offered free assistance to combat HIV, as well as screening for TB, STDs and Covid-19.
Mthatha’s vulnerable sex workers are being offered free assistance to combat HIV, as well as screening for TB, STDs and Covid-19.
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Their profession is as old as time, and yet they are not recognised and are still fighting for the legalisation of their trade.

Sex workers have never had it easy, but some in the Eastern Cape are at least getting assistance with their basic healthcare needs.

A team funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention South Africa operates drop-in sites for sex workers in and around Mthatha.

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