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Myanmar (also known as Burma) has a population of 51 million people, of which UNAIDS estimates there were 230,000 people living with HIV in 2016.1 A further 7,800 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in the same year.
If I did not pay, I could be detained, sued and jailed - 58 Legal penalties[CH1] for commercial sex work are just one of many social and structural barriers - alongside cultural stigma, discrimination and violence - preventing sex workers accessing necessary HIV prevention and treatment services.59 There is currently no welfare or job support for people living with HIV in Myanmar, and many face family or community rejection as a result of their status.
Unlike other studies which show that a lack of sexual health knowledge is linked with inconsistent condom use, almost everyone in this study (99%) had previous knowledge of STIs and HIV.
However, while there were varied methods of contraceptives used, only 11.5% of the participants consistently used condoms to protect themselves from infection.
Between 20, the number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen by an estimated 52% as a result of antiretroviral treatment coverage in Myanmar.2 After Thailand, Myanmar has the second highest number of people living with HIV in Southeast Asia and shares similar key populations of people most affected by HIV.
These include men who have sex with men, male and female sex workers and people who inject drugs and their intimate partners.3 Despite a general decline in new infections across Asia, gains in some countries have been offset by rising epidemics in places such as Myanmar where funding of effective primary HIV prevention has been insufficient.4 As such, Myanmar is now one of 35 countries which together account for 90% of new infections globally.