HIV

The Curious Sex Workers Guide to attending the 18th International AIDS Conference

The 18th International AIDS Conference, will take place in Vienna, Austria, from the 18th to the 23rd of July 2010. The International Network of Sex Work Projects has been working hard to ensure that sex workers are a strong presence at the conference as always. Sex workers will have a Networking Zone and several exhibition booths, some dedicated sessions, speakers, a pre-meeting, a rally and, as always, a party.

PLRI Media Release: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

On International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers the PLRI are circulating a media release to launch their new website and stress the need for evidence based policy making to tackle violence and abuse.

Analysis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Related Activities in Round 8 and 9 Proposals

This document from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Fund), authored by Adam Graham, analyses HIV proposals to the Fund in Rounds 8 and 9.

It focuses on men who have sex with men, sex workers and transgendered people and looks at levels of participation and representation, the evidence base and service delivery.

Rights of vulnerable people and the future of HIV/AIDS

An article in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 67, February 2010.

RIGHTS-BURMA: For Sex Workers, A Life of Risks

A news story by Mon Mon Myat on the australia.to website which explores the situation of older sex workers in Burma.

Bush insider recounts how ideology trumped science on US AIDS policy

A news story from the BMJ by Bob Roehr which reviews the report "How Ideology Trumped Science: Why PEPFAR has failed to meet its potential," written by Scott Evertz.

Sex workers run restaurant in Mysore

A news story by Team Mangalorean Bangalore featured on mangalorean.com on the 18 February 2010. The story outlines how sex workers have utilised a World Bank grant to start their own restaurant in Mysore. The purpose of the restaurant is to challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers it has also provided income generation opportunities for older sex workers. Profits from the Ashodaya restaurant fund a hospice for those terminally ill with AIDS. And, when unclaimed bodies are found in the city, it is this group that pays for the last rites - work that few others would be willing to do. 

Toolkit for monitoring and evaluation of interventions for sex workers

A toolkit from WHO that focuses on targetted HIV interventions for female sex workers. It draws on WHO experience from programmes implemented in the Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions.

UNAIDS Outlook Report

The Outlook Report explores new ideas and ways to use the data collected in the AIDS Epidemic Update companion report. It provides a great deal of information about sex work and HIV.

Sex Workers should not be criminalized

This newsletter from Community Socio Economic Development Initiatives (CSDI) covers the proceedings of a meeting held on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2010. The meeting brought together Rwandan civil society organisations working on HIV & AIDS, health promotion and human rights and was lead by the Rwanda NGO Forum on AIDS Health Promotion and Fact Rwanda. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the provision in the draft penal code that would criminalize sex work. This legal provision, article 225, would sentence sex workers to 3 years in jail and a fine of 50.000 to 500.000 RWF.
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