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The Sex Worker Freedom Festival featured in the headlines on the bulletin on Democracy Now. They coverage featured both a story about US sex workers being targeted and having condoms confiscated as well as news about the SWFF conference.
Andrew Hunter, NSWP President stated:
"[The U.S.] are the largest funder for HIV services and providing anti-retroviral (ARV) medicines to people with HIV, yet they are completely hypocritical when it comes to the involvement of sex workers in — not only in the International AIDS Conference, but the role of sex workers in controlling the HIV epidemic globally. So, we are not allowed to go to their conference, but we’re also not allowed to get their money for HIV prevention programming."