A focus on sex workers

A blog by Aziza Ahmed on the Open Democracy website in which the author reflects on Meena Seshu's plenary presentation at the International AIDS Conference and human rights, sex work and HIV more broadly.

She concludes, "This ongoing marginalization of sex workers is blocking our ability to effectively respond to the HIV epidemic and preventing sex workers from getting necessary health services.  I hope that the high profile of advocates for sex workers at this conference has turned the attention of the international community squarely to the necessity of addressing  the role of the law in continuing to stigmatize, marginalize, and block access to life saving care."

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Aziza Ahmed