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