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WHO, UNAIDS, NSWP Release Guidelines to Reduce Sex Workers' HIV Burden

A report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and collaborating organizations earlier this month proposes guidelines for public health and legal systems to reduce the vulnerability of sex workers to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sex worker advocates generally favored the recommendations, but raised concerns about presumptive antibiotic treatment.

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Decriminalize Sex Work to Reduce HIV/AIDS in Asia, UN Report Recommends

A key to decreasing HIV risk among Asian Pacific sex workers lies in eradicating stigmatizing laws, according to a report released this month by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The report explores various barriers affecting the ability of sex workers to make sexual health decisions such as the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution, denial of identity documents, and lack of labor rights. alt

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AIDS 2012: Sex Workers and Drug Users Demand Access to AIDS 2012 [VIDEO]

Sex worker and drug user activists interrupted the opening press conference of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) on Sunday, July 22, to protest federal regulations barring sex workers and drug users from entering the U.S.alt

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Sex Workers and Drug Users Interrupt Business as Usual at AIDS 2012

Holding red umbrellas -- the international symbol of sex worker rights -- and chanting "Nothing About Us, Without Us!" sex workers and drug users disrupted the opening of the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), taking place this week in Washington, DC.alt

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Global Commission Report Finds Punitive Laws Hamper HIV/AIDS Response

Human rights abuses and bad laws -- including laws that criminalize HIV transmission, drug use, and sex work, as well as policies that perpetuate inequality and violence against women and girls, gay men, and transgender people -- hinder effective response to the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to the final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law released this week ahead of the XIX International AIDS Conference.alt

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