The sex work, often treated as an invisible community, has been a very old profession in the Indian society. The community started
facing stigma and discrimination in colonial period. Here, we delineates the condition of sex workers in the times of pandemics such
as HIV/AIDS and most importantly during the COVID 19. It discusses various challenges faced by sex workers, coping mechanism
adopted by a few sex workers including means of survival and help from various governmental and non-governmental agencies.