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Court-based research: collaborating with the justice system to enhance STI services for vulnerable women in the US http://t.co/3vEaFQVO
The fractal queerness of non-heteronormative migrant #sexworkers in the UK by Nick Mae http://t.co/X7oGFeDI
‘only 31% of the sample of indirect sex workers reported having been engaged in commercial sex in the last 12 months’
Old but good. Violence and Exposure to HIV among #sexworkers in Phnom Penh http://t.co/rkrRGiBa
Someone is Wrong on the Internet: #sex workers’ access to accurate information http://t.co/aMSXhygd

aids service organizations


This article looks at the ‘premature’ closure of trials of anti retoviral medicines for prevention due to communities recognising that the trials were unethical. It recommends how researchers can avoid such problems in the future. An article by Pyett, P in Research for Sex Work, 1998, 1:11-13. One of the ethical guidelines for sex work research is involving sex workers in all aspects of the research process. Priscilla Pyett of La Trobe University, Australia, describes such a collaborative research programme. (adapted from author) An article by Wahab, S. and Sloan, L in Research for Sex Work June 2004: 3-4. GPP

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HIV vaccine

An HIV and AIDS Reporter from Eldis authored by Hawkins K and Overs C. This guide to recent research touches upon some potential new directions in policy and programming including new prevention technologies and economic empowerment programming. Report by Garmaise D., Avdeeva Y. and Torres M.A. at the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO).

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community engagement

An article in AIDS 2007, 21, (suppl 8): S89–S94. Objectives: This study was the first community-based intervention to test feasibility and effectiveness of an intervention targeting sex workers in China. Design: Prospective, community-based, pre/post-intervention trial. This fascinating article offers a critical analysis of the role of sex workers community groups in HIV prevention and care in India. Making Sex Work Safe was developed by sex workers from the early International Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP). It was written by Paulo Longo and Cheryl Overs. It provides global perspectives on information about sex workers, analysis of law and policy and guidance

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A news story, from PlusNews, that explores why South African women have volunteered in their thousands to participate in clinical trials for microbicides. It also explains why they might drop out of the study before its completion. Report by Garmaise D., Avdeeva Y. and Torres M.A. at the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO). An article by  Shaver FM. in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2005; 20; 296. An article by  Loff B., Longo P. and Overs C. in The Lancet, Volume 361, Issue 9373, Pages 1982 – 1983, 7 June 2003. An annotated bibliography produced by Project Parivartan. The purpose of

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GPP Partner Programmatic Report for the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC). A literature review produced by Matt Greenall. The survey has was conducted by the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum representing the interest of more than 60,000 sex workers of West Bengal, India. Sex workers, who had a past history of marriage, were considered for the study. A predetermined sample of 200 was found to be sufficient for this study, based on the existing research data on the incidence of violence in the domestic settings. This paper documents action research and discussions on trafficking by Durbar, a network of

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