Acronymicon, Vol. 1: A Young Sex Workers’ Guide to Youth Networks and United Nations Agencies

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In an effort to introduce myself as a NSWP blogger for the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Vienna, I’ve written the first installment of the ‘Acronymicon,’ av go-to guide for the labyrinth of acronyms you’ll need for a well-informed encounter with groups involved with the Vienna Conference. I’m Will Rockwell, a 23 year-old sex worker in New York City, and I have represented NSWP at several UN consultations and fund committee meetings on the subject of young sex workers between the ages of 15 and 24. If you have doubts about the importance of the seemingly arbitrary division of ages 15 to 24, consider that almost half of all new HIV infections in the world are among people under 25! Of those new infections, the majority occur among ‘key populations,’ including young sex workers. If you’d like to get involved with youth activities and issues at NSWP, please email me at will.rockwell@nswp.org.