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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.

Coverage of Four Key Populations at the 2010 International AIDS Conference: Implications

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV reviewed every abstract and session at the 2010 International AIDS Conference. Their analysis revealed a 'gross underrepresentation' of key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and people who use drugs) across the 2010 conference programme.

Unfortunately this report does not address the reasons why  sexual minorities were excluded or examine any of the mechainics of how it came about. Nor does it offer any suggestions for the future.

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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