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Giving treatment to specific high-risk people may bring down HIV faster than distributing it equally

In a concentrated epidemic, HIV is mainly restricted to – or at least more common in – specific risk groups. In this situation, and if universal

Published
08 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
HIV experts warned of an ‘massive’ public health problem following Edinburgh sauna crackdown

EXPERTS who battled the AIDs epidemic in the 1980s have warned of a “massive” public health problem following the police crackdown on saunas..

Published
06 February 2014
From
Deadline
Burma: Push to decriminalize sex work, but stigma remains

Despite a decreasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers, health workers say the stigma associated with prostitution and the harsh laws against it are undermining sex workers’ access to HIV-related services.

Published
14 January 2014
From
IRIN
The escorts who want to rebrand male prostitution as a business

Most people think of male prostitution as dangerous, degrading and exploitative work. But there are some who are attempting to reinvent it as a profession free of stigma by using all the tools of modern business, writes Mobeen Azhar.

Published
06 January 2014
From
BBC
Andrew Hunter, HIV and Sex Worker Rights Activist, Dies

He was president and a founding member of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP).

Published
31 December 2013
From
Poz magazine news
Myanmar's 'Big Sister' Leads in HIV Fight

Myanmar has significantly reduced the rate of HIV infections in its sex worker population from its previous high of 40% to less than 10% today. The country has allowed sex worker-run programs to organize and scale up over the last eight years using an empowerment-based model, rather than coercion.

Published
18 December 2013
From
The Diplomat
Report: Aggressive Police Tactics Contributing to New Orleans' Staggering HIV HIV/AIDS Rate

A new report from Human Rights Watch finds that Louisiana's AIDS death rate is more than double the national average—and it places a large share of the blame with the New Orleans Police Department. The report, "In Harm's Way," accuses New Orleans police of harassing suspected sex workers so aggressively that they have undermined efforts by public health workers to treat HIV/AIDS patients.

Published
17 December 2013
From
Mother Jones
Key players: Search for evidence in anti-Aids fight

African governments should 'hunt' for and adopt evidence appropriate in the fight against HIV/Aids - relating to key populations forgotten in the Aids response in Africa.

Published
16 December 2013
From
IPP Media
Study provides information on sexual health of male sex workers in England

Male sex workers are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than other men, surveillance data from English genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics show.

Published
13 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
When fear of being criminalized locks out healthcare

Drug users will avoid a needle exchange programme if they spot a police car cruising nearby, and sex workers will readily toss their condoms in the trash if they risk getting arrested for soliciting. Around the world, the most marginalized groups in society – from Roma to HIV-positive people to sex workers to drug users – are reluctant to access basic health services because they fear arrest, intimidation and harassment.

Published
28 November 2013
From
IRIN
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