HIV/AIDS

HIV and Law in China

The Chinese government uses the traditional strategy of implementing strict laws regarding sex work with the intention of preventing risk behaviours.

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.

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: 

Truck Drivers and Casual Sex Truck Drivers and Casual Sex: An Inquiry into the Potential Spread of HIV/AIDS in the Baltic Region

Truck Drivers and Casual Sex is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank’s ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion.

Rapidly Changing Conditions in the Brothels of Bangladesh: Impact on HIV/STD

A journal article by Carol Jenkins and Habibur Rahman in AIDS Education and Prevention,Volume:14, Issue:3 Supplement Evaluating HIV Prevention Programs, p97-106.

Vienna 2010: Rights-centred responses to HIV

Ishdeep Kohli blogs on Meena Seshu's plenary presentation at the International AIDS Conference in 2010. The original blog is available on the HealthDev.net site.

No Excuses: A Living Experience of the Struggle for Rights

PLRI partner Meena Seshu gave the prestigious Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

Meena reflects on the approach that her organisation SANGRAM has used to support the work of VAMP the collective of women in sex work.

She introduces SANGRAM’s Bill of Rights which sets out guidelines for programming interventions around HIV and AIDS:

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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