Sex workers, long ignored by the government and harassed by police, will finally get access to HIV treatment and prevention - but decriminalisation has not been dealt with by government and this could hobble the initiative.
Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, released a detailed plan on Friday to ensure sex workers achieve better healthcare.
With about 70 percent of sex workers in Johannesburg are HIV-positive, Ramaphosa said sex workers will now receive antiretrovirals as soon as they test positive.
He said unlike other South Africans, they will not have to wait until their CD4 count - the measure of immunity - drops to 500 to qualify.
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