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This report draws on multiple sources that document the many ways in which communities are advancing the response to AIDS, and the evidence for the effectiveness of these responses. Core areas of community-based activities include advocacy, service provision, community based research and financing are illustrated by innovative examples of community-based actions.
Based on the wider collection of papers, this article presents three major clusters of recommendations:
- HIV programmes focused on sex workers should be prioritised, developed and implemented based on robust evidence.
- National political will and increased funding are needed to increase coverage of effective sex worker HIV prevention programmes in low- and middle-income countries.
- Comprehensive, integrated and rapidly evolving HIV programmes are needed to ensure equitable access to health services for individuals involved in all forms of sex work.
The Male Sex Work briefing paper focuses on the main issues faced by male sex workers (MSW) globally and highlights some of the advocacy and activism efforts by male sex worker communities that have challenged these issues. The paper is intended for those who make policy, design and implement programmes, and work directly with MSW in the hope of increasing awareness and understanding of the multiple realities and needs of this community.
This issue ncludes: Editorial, Sex Worker Politics and the Term ‘Sex Work’, Beyond Sex Work as Work, The German Prostitution Law: An Example of the ‘Legalisation of Sex Work’ Support for Sex Workers as Occupational Support? , Criminal, Victim, or Worker, United States Organising, Sex Workers Talk About Occupational Health in New York City. The Influence of Time to Negotiate on Control in Sex Worker-Client Interactions, and Report on Experience: Decriminalised Sex Work and Occupational Health and Safety in New Zealand.
First released during the 16th ICASA Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2011, this document offers practical advice on how best to engage MSM in epidemiologic studies and intervention research, including HIV prevention and treatment trials such as vaccines, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and combination approaches.
The Trans Sex Work briefing paper focuses on the issues and needs identified by trans sex workers (TSW) as disclosed in NSWP forums including an online questionnaire and face-to-face focus groups.
The report, available in both English and Spanish, examines data on access to health services and legal protections for transgender individuals in different settings, and details how societal stigma and institutionalized discrimination come together to create nearly insurmountable challenges for these populations and the organizations that serve them. More importantly, however, the report describes how grassroots organizations have confronted, responded to, and in some cases solved, many of the myriad challenges that confront them.
This document outlines amfAR-supported grantees conducting successful GMT community-led research studies to improve HIV testing, treatment, and awareness among GMT in five regions—Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America. It is also available and Spanish.
This issue of research for sex work reflects a small shift. Here, HIV and sex work don't mean an array of epidemiologically oriented studies, but the frame for critiques of and questions about policy, laws, and programmes. Articles not written by sex workers themselves base their conclusions on what sex workers say. Here, no one tells sex workers how to run their lives.