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U.S. Federal Court Upholds Ruling Against Government’s Anti-Prostitution Pledge

Open Society Foundations: A Striking Defeat for U.S. Government’s Anti-Prostitution Pledge Sebastian Krueger, communications officer for the Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations, discusses the U.S. government’s anti-prostitution pledge, “which mandates that organizations receiving money from the U.S. government have a policy in place opposing prostitution,” and a…

Decriminalization Of Sex Work Will Help Prevent HIV, Improve Health Care Access

Health-e News: Time to decriminalize prostitution Maria Stacey, acting director of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) “…The concept of structural interventions is one that the South African HIV community has struggled with in the past, but fortunately there is growing evidence for the impact of structural interventions…

Decriminalization Of Sex Work Could Avert Future HIV Infections, Lancet Article Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Want to change the course of HIV epidemics? Decriminalizing sex work could have greatest impact, researchers say Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a Lancet article, titled “Global epidemiology…

Sex Worker-Led Organizations Need More Development Funding, Report Says

The Guardian: Sex workers missing out on development funds “Organizations led by sex workers that support sex-worker rights need more funding to eliminate violence against women, halt the spread of HIV, and end discrimination on the grounds of gender, according to a report published on Wednesday … by the Open…

Blog Post Discusses 4 Ugandan Laws Negatively Impacting Country’s Public Health

Open Society Foundations: Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda Naomi Burke-Shyne, a senior program officer with the Law and Health Initiative and the International Harm Reduction Development Program, highlights four Ugandan laws that “target individuals who are already marginalized by society and most in need of health…

Community Organization Educates Sex Workers In Mozambique About HIV/AIDS Prevention

The Guardian: Mozambique sex workers learn to put life before money as HIV rates increase “… ‘We tell the women: first life, then money,’ says Esperanza Malumbe, the founder of a local community-based organization, Abavamo, which aims to educate and empower Mozambican sex workers. … Abavamo not only hands out…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses sex workers’ rights, the Technical Review Panel’s review form, and the Development Continuum working group (12/11).

Human Rights Component Vital To HIV Prevention, Care

Devex: Inextricable links: HIV and human rights Kevin Osborne, FHI 360’s project director for LINKAGES “…As we recognize International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, we cannot lose sight of the inextricable link between HIV and human rights, which should be the cornerstone of our response to and understanding of…

More STI Cases Occurring Among Youth In Thailand, U.N. Report Says

News outlets discuss the findings of a report (.pdf) released by UNICEF that says more HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) cases are occurring among young people in Thailand. U.N. News Centre: HIV infections on rise among young gay men, other at-risk groups in Thailand — U.N. study “An estimated 70…