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It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Defend Sex Workers’ Rights in Uganda

©IAS/Steve Forrest.

Sex work may be illegal in Uganda but providing services for sex workers is not. Because of our status as sex workers, we are being left out of many social services, especially health services.

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Why Are Sex Workers Being Banned From Participating in the International AIDS Conference? A Call to Action on Sex Work and HIV

Sex workers and allies demand US policy change in lead up to the International AIDS Conference.

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Sex Workers in Greece Face Forced HIV Testing, While Those in Malawi Fight Back

Rights-based public health measures should seek to protect all people from HIV infection, and provide those who are HIV-positive with the tools to live healthier lives. 

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In HIV Prevention, Protect the Mothers: A Message to the World Health Assembly 2012

It is critical that the barriers facing women in relation to accessing supportive peri-natal services are fully understood and addressed including structural drivers such as poverty, gender-based violence from partners, in-laws and neighbours, and property and inheritance rights loss. If we do not address these issues, we can not “save the babies.”

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Title X and The Role of Family Planning Providers in Preventing and Treating Sexually Transmitted Infections

To ensure quality sexual and reproductive health and address economic burdens, continued efforts to educate, screen, test, and treat for STDs is critical to our nation’s public health and well-being.

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Why the Affordable Care Act is Critical For Women Living With HIV

As we hold our breath to see how the Court will decide the fate of the ACA, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of health care reform for women living with HIV and affected by HIV.

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PEPFAR, Youth, and the AIDS Epidemic: A Call for Real Leadership on Prevention

We must seize this opportunity to promote a truly science-based, holistic, HIV prevention strategy for young people in the U.S. and abroad. In the end, it is young people who hold the key to ending this epidemic. That’s why they should be at the center, not the periphery, of our programs and policies.

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If Sandra Fluke’s a “Slut,” What Am I? HIV and (Institutional) Violence Against Women

Violence against women is linked to acquiring HIV and other poor health outcomes.

As a woman living with HIV and working with HIV-positive women throughout the U.S., I know all too well what character assassinations, funding restrictions, and the overall environment can do to women.

 

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What Innovations Are Helping HIV+ Women in the Dominican Republic?

PROFAMILIA in the Dominican Republic successfully links HIV testing and treatment and SRH services and becomes a model for the region.

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Why Does the President’s Budget Cut Critical Services for Women with HIV and AIDS?

President Obama’s proposed budget, released last month, was reasonably true to his Administration’s commitment to working toward an AIDS-free generation. But a major disappointment is the proposed cut to the Ryan White Part D budget, the only Part of the program that serves the unique needs of  women, children, youth and families–and the only part of the Program to take a hit.

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