UNAIDS Advisory Group

UNAIDS Advisory Group on HIV and Sex Work & Global Working Group on HIV and Sex Work Policy

NSWP coordinated a global response to the 2007 UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work, through establishing the Global Working Group on HIV and Sex Work (GWG), as an expert group of sex workers and allies. The GWG drafted written responses advocating successfully that UNAIDS and its cosponsors adopt a rights based approach to HIV and sex work. A revised UNAIDS Guidance Note was issued in March 2009. In May 2009 Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director, established an Advisory Group, to be co-chaired by NSWP and UNAIDS, to support and advise UNAIDS (Secretariat and Cosponsors), from a perspective that is informed by human rights principles, the best available evidence and the lived experience of sex workers.


Note that French and Spanish versions of some of the Advisory Group documents are also available on the language specific sections of this website.

UNAIDS Advisory Group Archive