Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to the WHO Consolidated Guidelines on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STI Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations


In 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the Consolidated guidelines on HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations. They provide guidance for public health and rights-based responses to HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for key populations. The guidelines can be used by sex worker and other key population-led organisations to advocate for rights and evidence-based HIV, STI, and hepatitis programmes, and by managers, policymakers, donors, and others to inform rights and evidence-based HIV, STI, and hepatitis policies and programming.

This Smart Guide summarises and discusses the guidelines’ key recommendations for sex workers in plain English. The Smart Guide can be used as a tool when advocating for rights-based services. For more in-depth information on any of these topics, you can refer to the full WHO Consolidated Guidelines document

You can download this Smart Guide above. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.