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HIV and Sex Work in Cambodia

Cambodia is internationally recognized for having successfully reduced its HIV prevalence among the general population from about 3% in 1997 to 0.7% in 2009. Sex work played a significant role in the spread of the HIV epidemic during the nineties. Since 1999, HIV prevalence has declined among direct and indirect sex workers, although levels remain high. The 100% condom use promotion strategy has been credited for having played a major role in the decline of HIV.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) - Including Condom Programming

This discussion paper was developed for the 1st Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work, 12 – 15 October 2010. Among its recommendations are:

Migration & Mobility in the Context of HIV and Sex Work

This is a discussion paper prepared for the 1st Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work, 12 – 15 October 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand. Among its recommendations are: 

Creating an Enabling Legal and Policy Environment for Sex Workers

This thematic discussion paper for the Consultation on Sex Work and HIV in Asia and the Pacific captures many of the complex issues around sex work and law. Among its recommendations are: 

Understanding Sex Work (Part 2)

Part 2
 
Mobility  
1. Global sex workers  
2. The cost of moving  
3. Migration and health  
Making Sex Work Safer  
1. Safe sex skills  
2. Peer education  
3.

She's a professional like anyone else: social identity among Brazilian sex workers

Community mobilisation among sex workers is recognised as an important HIV/STI prevention strategy. However, factors such as poverty and stigma often negatively influence participation in activities that attempt to mobilise around a common identityof ‘sex workers’. A qualitative study was conducted to explore the relationship between social identity and participation among 24 sex workers enrolled in an HIV/STI prevention intervention research project with a community mobilisation component.

Consultation on HIV/AIDS and the 2010 World Cup

A report by a South African NGO  that shows how wrong the predications about commercial sex in South Africa during the world Cup were. The question is will it prevent disinformation and hysteria surrounding sporting events in future.

Community-based Organisations in Policy and Practice Sex Workers, HIV/AIDS and the Social Construction of Solutions

This fascinating article offers a critical analysis of the role of sex workers community groups in HIV prevention and care in India.

The Smart Sex Worker's Guide: Sex work related activities at the 18th International AIDS Conference

From 18 to 23 July 2010, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), together with sex workers and allies from nearly 40 countries, gathered at the 18th International AIDS Conference, in Vienna, Austria. This document provides an overview of the sex work related activities at the conference. It includes some figures, programme descriptions, media reports and comments from sex workers and allies about the impact of the pre-meeting and the conference.

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