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Independent sexual violence advisors: a successful outreach intervention in East London
  1. Sarah Longwill1,
  2. Jacqui Vennard2,
  3. Anya Charnaud3,
  4. Elizabeth Harrison3,
  5. Mark Yexley4,
  6. Kim Leverett5,
  7. Georgina Perry2,
  8. Vanessa Apea6,
  9. Shelly Stoops7,
  10. 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

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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 …

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