HIV prevention

Sex Work and Research Ethics

STELLA is a Canadian sex worker group that has developed its own code of research ethics for clinical trials on new HIV-prevention and treatment technologies or sero-prevalence studies.

Recognize sex work as legitimate work

sex worker rights demonstration

An article by Reynaga, E. in the HIV/AIDS Policy Law Review, 2008 Dec;13(2-3):97-8. It is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation of Elena Reynaga's plenary address at the International AIDS Conference.

Can sex workers regulate police? Learning from an HIV prevention project for sex workers in southern India

An article by Biradavolu, M. Burris, S. and George, A. in Social Science and Medicine, Apr;68(8):1541-7. Interventions that mobilize sex workers to seek changes in laws and law enforcement practices have been prominent in India and have received considerable scholarly attention. Although it is acknowledged that policing practices can exacerbate HIV risk, there are few studies on the strategies sex worker advocates use to modify police behaviour or the struggles they face in challenging state institutions.

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