HIV/AIDS

Decline in the prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among female sex workers in Cotonou, Benin, 1993-1999

An article by Alary M, Mukenge-Tshibaka L, Bernier F, Geraldo N, Lowndes CM, Meda H, Gnintoungbé CAB, Anagonou S and Joly JR in AIDS (2002), vol. 16 no. 3, pp. 463-470.

Modelling emerging HIV epidemics: the role of injecting drug use and sexual transmission in the Russian Federation, China and India

An article by Grassly NC, Lowndes CM, Rhodes T, Judd A, Renton A and Garnett GP in the International Journal of Drug Policy (2003) Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 25-43.

A Study Comparing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Ex-Red-Light District and Non-Red-Light District Sex Workers After the Demolition of Baina Red-Light District

Article by Shahmanesh M, Wayal S, Copas A, Patel V, Mabey D and Cowan F in JAIDS, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (2009) - Volume 52 - Issue 2 - pp. 253-257.

Taking the Pledge

A short film by the International Network of Sex Work Projects. Taking the Pledge features sex workers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Thailand and more. They describe the problems created by the 'anti-prostitution pledge' required to receive USAID and PEPFAR funds. In English, Khmer, Thai, French, Portuguese and Bengali, with English subtitles. Watch in full-screen mode to read the subtitles.

 

Arrest the Violence: Human Rights Violations Against Sex Workers in 11 Countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A report by Crago A-L published by Sex Workers' Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The research presented in this report was conducted from September to December 2007 by sex workers and outreach workers from 12 NGOs in 11 countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine). The data in this report reflects the responses from interviews conducted with 218 adult male, female and transgender sex workers in these 11 countries.

HIV and sex work: future directions in policy and programming

An HIV and AIDS Reporter from Eldis authored by Hawkins K and Overs C. This guide to recent research touches upon some potential new directions in policy and programming including new prevention technologies and economic empowerment programming.

HIV prevention while the bulldozers roll: Exploring the effect of the demolition of Goa’s red-light area

An article by Shahmanesh M, Wayal S, Andrew G, Patel V, Cowan FM and Hart G in Social Science and Medicine 2009; 69:604-12.

Exceptional epidemics: AIDS still deserves a global response

Article by Whiteside A and Smith J in Globalization and Health 2009, 5:15.

Avahan: Community Mobilisation in Avahan

A presentation by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Mexico IAS Conference – NACO Satellite Session August 3, 2008. It provides a thorough account of how the Foundation’s HIV prevention project in India, Avahan, mobilises communities to deliver HIV prevention and care services to female sex workers and ‘MSM’ and transgender sex workers. This community mobilization has involved addressing a range of challenges so there is much to learn from the AVAHAN initiative see their website.

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