This letter was sent to Peter Piot to raise concerns about the language and focus of the 2007 UNAIDS Guidance Note: HIV and Sex Work. In particular, it raises concerns about the emphasis on reducing commercial sex rather than HIV, and:
- Conflation of human trafficking with sex work
- Entrenchment of police and law enforcement in HIV prevention programming with sex workers
- A lack of focus on measures to protect HIV positive sex workers from stigma and discrimination and ensure their access to treatment and care.
- The invisibility of male and transgender sex workers and the lack of guidance in programming for them.
You can download this 2 page PDF resource above. This resource is in English.