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Sex Transm Infect 88:70 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2011-050299
  • Miscellaneous
  • Letter

Independent sexual violence advisors: a successful outreach intervention in East London

  1. Greta Forster8
  1. 1Genito-Urinary /HIV Medicine, The Ambrose King Centre, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK
  2. 2Homerton University Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3The Haven, Whitechapel, London, UK
  4. 4SCD2 Sapphire, London, UK (retired)
  5. 5Open Doors Outreach Team, The Ambrose King Centre, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK
  6. 6Genito-Urinary Medicine, The Ambrose King Centre, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK
  7. 7The Armistead Project, Liverpool Community Health, Liverpool, UK
  8. 8Genito-Urinary Medicine, Haven Whitechapel, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Longwill, SpR in GUM/HIV medicine, The Ambrose King Centre, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK; sarah.longwill{at}gmail.com
  1. Contributors SL and VA contributed to the manuscript. JV, AC, EH, MY, KL, GP, SS, GF were key to the delivery of the project. GF highlighted the need to respond to the paper by Platt et al. This letter was written with contribution and input from all stated authors.

  • Accepted 16 October 2011
  • Published Online First 28 November 2011

The paper by Platt et al reports that recent experience of physical or sexual violence from a client was commonly reported among female sex workers in London.1 Experiencing violence from clients was associated with drug use at work and a history of arrest …