Sex Work coverage at the South African AIDS conferences: What’s the verdict?
By Marlise Richter In June 2011, South Africa has hosted two significant conferences related to HIV and AIDS. The South African AIDS Conference and the 1st HIV International Social Science and Humanities Conference. Between them they attracted over 5000 delegates from academia and the HIV sector more broadly. As in previous years, I analysed the number of abstracts published in conference proceedings that related to sex work in relation to the rest of the conference content (see article in Gender & Media Diversity Journal Issue 7.) The net was cast very wide – any abstract that contained the word ‘sex work’ or ‘prostitution’/’prostitute’