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The 4th Key Populations (KP) Regional Experience-Sharing Meeting, held November 28-29, 2018 in Lome, Togo, brought together 208 participants - KP led organizations, KP HIV programme implementers, government officials, development partners, and technical experts - to share lessons learned and promising practices from implementation, relevant and novel research and programmatic data, to build networks and platforms for technical exchange. This report documents the meeting proceedings.
Extensive barriers remain to sufficiently addressing transgender needs in the HIV epidemic, and little work has been done to document good practices for engaging key donors such as the Global Fund.This report, commissioned by the IRGT: A Global Network of Transgender Women and HIV, examines relevant literature and identifies key themes through six semi-structured interviews with transgender community activists, civil society organization representatives, and officials from the Global Fund and other major HIV donors.
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.
A comprehensive report on the AIDS response over the last 15 years. It includes lessons learned, challenges and gaps that remain, and actions for the future. The majority of information on gay men and other men who have sex with men and transgender people can be found in the "Key Populations" chapter, beginning on page 342.
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.
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.
This document outlines amfAR-supported grantees conducting successful advocacy efforts for systems change—all to improve HIV testing, treatment, and quality of life among GMT in five regions—Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America.