December , Cite as. Female sex workers, MSM, and transgender women—collectively referred to as key populations KPs —are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence GBV and HIV, yet little is known about the violence they face, its gender-based origins, and responses to GBV. Responses to open-ended questions were coded in NVivo and analyzed using an applied thematic analysis. Nearly all participants experienced some form of GBV. Emotional and economic GBV were the most commonly reported but approximately three-quarters of participants reported sexual and physical GBV and other human rights violations. The most common settings for GBV were at home, locations where sex work took place such as brothels, bars and on the street; public spaces such as parks, streets and public transport, health care centers, police stations and—for transgender women and MSM—religious settings and schools.
LGBT rights in Jamaica
HIV/AIDS in Jamaica - Wikipedia
Key, at-risk populations in the region include men who have sex with men, bisexual men, transgender women and sex workers. HIV rates vary according to country and population. In Jamaica, a study found that HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men was Using targeted scenarios, skilled patient trainers recruited from local MSM, transgender, and sex worker communities interact with healthcare workers clinicians and nurses. Through this role play, and in collaboration with an experienced clinical or nurse facilitator, healthcare workers practice taking a comprehensive sexual history and performing a proper ano-genital examination with appropriate site-specific STD screening. They also practice individual risk assessment and risk reduction counseling. They may also discuss other aspects of the health care they receive, their sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual practices, mental health issues, gender-based violence, and substance abuse.
Nearly half the sex workers in Barbados are Guyanese – study
A scientific study that looked at behaviour change interventions among sex and tourism workers has been presented to a Caribbean HIV-AIDS conference here. Denise Chevannes-Vogel, who presented the study to the Caribbean HIV conference that opened here Friday, said she was pleased with the response from the various stakeholders assembled here. The Tourism Model project, funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development DFID was done in Barbados and Jamaica and comprised various behaviour change interventions conducted among key populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men and tourism workers. The pilot project manifests itself in the form of toolkits.
Prostitution in Jamaica is illegal but widely tolerated,   especially in tourist areas. The island is a destination for sex tourism. Sex trafficking is a problem in the country.