At least 50 percent of sex workers in Zimbabwe are carrying the deadly HIV virus, a United Nations report has revealed.

According to the report, at least 90% of sex workers in Southern Africa are female, although selling sex is also common among men who have sex with men and transgender people.

“More than half of all sex workers in Zimbabwe are living with HIV latest UNAIDS HIV and Women.

“This is concerning in an environment where condoms are being confiscated and gender inequality makes condom negotiation difficult,” the report tilted HIV and Women 2017 reads in part.

“In some cases, sex workers have no access to condoms or are unaware of their importance.”

However, the report acknowledges that progress has been made and the number of sex workers reached with HIV prevention programmes in Zimbabwe has more than doubled in recent years, from 7,300 in 2014 to 16,900 in 2015…newzimbabwe