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Carolyn Njoroge

Kenya Sex Worker Alliance (KESWA) - 2015 Fellow

Carolyn is a sex worker, rights activist and is living positively as an accomplished advocate of health issues including comprehensive HIV prevention treatment, care and services. In 2012, she helped FHI 360 introduce the idea of microbicides to sex workers. She also assisted on the Liverpool VCT feasibility study for PrEP in sex workers and has been involved in many other HIV prevention forums in the country. Through these experiences she has built a community profile and a strong network among fellow sex workers and allied organizations.

Fellowship Focus
Carolyn advocated for research on microbicides and the rollout of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among key populations, particularly sex workers. She embarked on efforts to ensure that sex workers have access to information on PrEP to empower them to make decisions on HIV prevention, particularly PrEP. She also engaged with researchers, policy makers and funders to bring sex workers voices at the forefront of PrEP programming. The laws that criminalise sex work in Kenya and all over the world make sex workers vulnerable to new HIV infections. PrEP and microbicide will empower them to protect themselves from HIV in these climates of hardship. Carolyn continued her advocacy after her Fellowship and is a strong voice for HIV prevention and the rights of key populations in Kenya and the region.

Carolyn’s Media Advocacy

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