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Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Lord Fowler

Speaking at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne, he said it was now widely accepted that fear of prosecution and discrimination was stopping people coming forward to be tested for HIV.

Published
19 hours ago
From
The Independent
Maximizing the benefits of antiretroviral therapy for key populations

“Maximizing the benefits of ART for key populations” grew out of discussions between the Key Affected Populations and Treatment as Prevention Working Groups of the International AIDS Society. The two groups agreed that given the rapidly changing treatment and prevention landscape in HIV, there was a need to consider a range of issues affecting treatment access, prevention choices, and the implications of new guidelines for key populations.

Published
24 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV

Marginalizing sex workers makes them less able to enforce condom use or seek treatment, advocate says.

Published
24 July 2014
From
CBC
AIDS 2014: The Lancet Launches Special Issue on HIV and Sex Work

A remarkable and unprecedented collaboration between scientists and community leaders, the special issue of The Lancet on HIV and sex workers was launched at a special symposium in Melbourne on Tuesday. This effort marks the first Lancet special issue that has included a community person as a guest editor and each of the papers in the issue has a sex worker as a co-author.

Published
23 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

Published
22 July 2014
From
Washington Post
What is needed to 'step up the pace' on HIV prevention and treatment?

'Stepping up the pace', the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts

Published
21 July 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Advocates Voices: Sex Workers’ Perceptions of the Melbourne Declaration

The Melbourne Declaration is strong in some aspects but fails to specifically call for the decriminalisation of sex work, our workplaces and our clients.

Published
18 July 2014
From
BETA blog
WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

Published
11 July 2014
From
WHO press release
Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Published
11 July 2014
From
World Health Organization
NYPD To Stop Seizing Condoms As Evidence Of Prostitution

The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

Published
12 May 2014
From
Huffington Post
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