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A series of behavioural-biological surveys in 2008 and 2011 in four districts of Karnataka found that mobilising female sex workers is central to effective HIV prevention programming. Defining community mobilisation exposure as low, medium or high, the study revealed female sex workers with high exposure to community mobilisation are:

This is the 8th issue of NSWP's quarterly newsletter ‘Sex Work Digest’. 

This resource is in English.  You can download this 11 page PDF above.

In 2009, 33 million people were living with HIV, 68% of them in Africa. Globally, female sex workers are 13.5% more likely to be living with HIV than the general population (UNAIDS 2013). However, in many places sex workers’ rates of HIV are not known, whether due to insufficient research or due to sex workers’ own reluctance to document it for fear that the response will be to treat them as ‘vectors of disease’, rather than to focus attention on the broader socio-legal context which informs their HIV risk.

Sex workers constitute a key group affected by HIV, with multiple factors contributing to their vulnerability. Around the world, much HIV programming falls short of taking these factors into account and actively working towards their reduction. This failure can only result, at best, in temporary respite which privileges some sex workers over others, rather than serving to empower the sex worker community as a whole, enabling them to work safely and protect themselves.

‘The XXX Forum’ entitled “Celebrating a Decade of Action, Designing Our Future,” was a first of its kind in Quebec. It was a historical moment, a time for dialogue and for sharing our thoughts on how to support sex workers all over the world. This meeting allowed us to consolidate a system for community support by and for sex workers, and to attack the stigma that affects people who do sex work.

This resource is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Caught with your pants down? We promise not to leave you in the cold. These simple tips come from the pros just for you.

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This resource is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Escorts from HOOK pulled their experience to bring you this list of tips to keep you giving your all on and off the clock!

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This document is a handout produced by NSWP members.

You want the best connection, and we want the best connection. This handout gives you seven tips to make you into a bonafide expert client. If you are working, share this with clients to keep them in the know!

This resource is a handout produced by NSWP members.

Frisking may sound like a good time, but the reality is far scarier.This handout offers important tips.

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This resource is a handout produced by two NSWP members.

If you are looking for a doctor while working in the sex industry these tips will help you find the right phyisican.

You can download this 1 page document above. This resource is in English.