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Thanks for the Mention? Sex Work and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States Img

Thanks for the Mention? Sex Work and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States

Cris Sardina, the director of Desiree Alliance, described the launch of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy: "They mentioned over and over that stigma needs to be removed, yet one of the most vulnerable populations were excluded from these discuss...

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HIV: Put Out the Red Light

Sex workers are part of our community, and they need prevention and care services just as much as any of us, says Andrena Ingram in a new blog.

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Stigma Fuels Small Town HIV Hysteria in Michigan

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.

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Decriminalization of Sex Work Needed to Help Slow Down HIV Epidemic

If you want to slow down the HIV epidemic, you need to decriminalize sex work.

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Sex Workers Help Bangladesh Fight HIV

This article was reported by Asia Time.

The Asia Times reported that Bangladesh sex workers help keep the country's HIV rate one of the lowest in the world. Bangladesh was one of the first developing countries to make HIV intervention a priority, st...

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On LGBTQ Youth, Condoms and Police Stops

What does "stop and frisk" have to do with HIV prevention? Mitchyll Mora of New York City's Streetwise and Safe elaborates.

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Kenyan Sex Workers Using Post-Exposure Prophylaxis to Lower Risk of HIV Infection, BBC Reports

BBC News Magazine reports on how sex workers in Kenya are using post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) antiretroviral therapy to lower their risk of HIV infection, instead of using condoms, which they say are too expensive. "There are no definitive figures ...

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From Stigma to Pride

As a sex worker, I had a range of experiences trading sexual services. It began as a way to support myself in college, and I worked as few hours as possible, to leave time for schoolwork and my other job as an English tutor. But I stayed in the sex i...

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Supreme Court Ends Anti-Prostitution Pledge for Organizations Receiving PEPFAR

The Supreme Court yesterday struck down a provision of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003. The act had required organizations who receive funds under the President's Emergency Plan for AID Relief (PEP...

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In Ghana Sex Workers Coach Peers About HIV/AIDS Prevention

Ghana's National AIDS Commission reported that innovative peer counseling programs delivered by groups like the West Africa Program to Combat AIDS and STI (WAPCAS) helped to lower HIV incidence among Ghana's sex workers from 37.8 percent in 2006 to 1...