"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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Reading sensationalist news of an OSHA hearing on condoms and actor safety, Lee sees a longstanding "doubled stigma" that says HIV-positive sex workers are to blame for their own seroconversion.
In the atmosphere of HIV criminalization, demanding that HIV testing clinics release private records is appalling, according to advocate Anna Forbes. It is also a warning, she says, that people living with HIV, like people working in the sex industry...
Ain't I a Woman? National HIV/AIDS Strategy Fails Sex Workers, Transgender Women Burdened by the Criminal Justice System
"As politically uncomfortable as it might be, U.S. health officials can no longer ignore the elephant in the room, or perhaps more accurately, the cell," write Megan McLemore of Human Rights Watch. "One of the risk factors for HIV that needs to be ad...
After the police issue a press release on an alleged female sex worker with HIV, a public health spokesperson fuels the flames with inaccurate language about HIV risk. Todd Heywood reports.