Universal access for women and girls

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Accelerating access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for female sex workers and wives of migrant men

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Madhumita Das, Priya Nanda, Enisha Sarin, Alka Narang

As part of the global initiative Universal Access for Women and Girls (UA Now!) to improve and achieve universal access to HIV prevention and treatment services for women, ICRW implemented a research study to expand the evidence base on access to services for two key populations in India: female sex workers and wives of migrant men in Pune, Maharashtra, and Ganjam, Orissa, respectively.

This report provides the results of a study undertaken by ICRW with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The main objectives of the research study were to explore barriers to HIV services experienced by the study populations, and based on the findings, to identify entry points for improving HIV services among women in India more broadly.