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Lyle Muns speaks with Mark S. King

Sex Worker Lyle Muns on the Emancipation of People With HIV

"My time in Amsterdam for the 2018 International AIDS Conference has proven that this fascinating city is certainly more 'sex positive' than most," Mark S. King notes.

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What Sex Workers Have to Say About HIV After FOSTA/SESTA

Despite its promise of protecting victims of exploitation, sex workers themselves say they're paying the price for irresponsible anti-trafficking legislation.

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PrEP Relief: Practical Prevention

"As PrEP began being available, I thought to myself that there was no way I would be able to access it," Salty writes. "It did not even occur to me to ask for it."

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Advocates Respond to Ongoing Attacks on Rights of Adult-Oriented Industries

"As representatives of sex workers rights and our allies, we reject the continued legal attacks on sex workers in erroneous retaliations in the pretext of suppressing human trafficking," the Desiree Alliance states.

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Confront the Laws and Policing Policies, Beyond HIV Criminalization, That Encourage HIV Transmission

With the growing success in repealing HIV-specific statutes, it's time for advocates to look at the larger context of criminalization's encouragement of HIV transmission, says Kate D'Adamo, national policy advocate at the Sex Workers Project.

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HIV Risk Among Persons Who Exchange Sex for Money or Nonmonetary Items

Fast FactsThe risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases is high among persons who exchange sex for money or nonmonetary items.Few large-scale (population-based) studies have been done on HIV among this diverse group of people.Many social ...

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Sex Workers React to the UN's 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS

This month, the UN adopted a political declaration based around the theme of "Fast-Track, End AIDS." So why does Derek J. Demeri say it is a joke to those who represent communities impacted by HIV, including sex workers?

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In the Birth of the HIV 'Super-Spreader' on a Nevada Porn Set, Both AHF and the Film Industry Are Accountable

"Porn is one industry in which zero HIV transmission is a reasonable goal," Ebert writes, but says that producers have excuses for failed safety standards -- including AHF head Weinstein's push for condom mandates.

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PrEP Prevents HIV -- So Where Are the Prescriptions for Women, Sex Workers and Drug Users?

HIV doesn't discriminate -- but what's with the prescription blind spots when it comes to PrEP for, well, people who aren't (or aren't just) gay men? Heather Boerner reports.

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Testing Integration of PrEP Into Prevention Services for Sex Workers in Senegal

AVAC's Kevin Fisher visited a PrEP demonstration project focused on female sex workers in in Dakar, Senegal, and provides this look at PrEP implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.