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ishdeep kohli blogs

HIV/AIDS

The Chinese government uses the traditional strategy of implementing strict laws regarding sex work with the intention of preventing risk behaviours. Cambodia is internationally recognized for having successfully reduced its HIV prevalence among the general population from about 3% in 1997 to 0.7% in 2009. Sex work played a significant role in the spread of the HIV epidemic during the nineties. Since 1999, HIV prevalence has declined among direct and indirect sex workers, although levels remain high. The 100% condom use promotion strategy has been credited for having played a major role in the decline of HIV. This thematic discussion

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blog

A blog by Meg Davis on the Asia Catalyst site on the 24 August 2010. Ishdeep Kohli blogs on Meena Seshu’s plenary presentation at the International AIDS Conference in 2010. The original blog is available on the HealthDev.net site. A blog by Aziza Ahmed on the Open Democracy website in which the author reflects on Meena Seshu’s plenary presentation at the International AIDS Conference and human rights, sex work and HIV more broadly.  A blog by Anna Wilkins an anthropologist working in Quito.  Amidst the awful news from Malawi [about gay men being jailed for 14 years] a small light of positiveness from Botswana

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India

Objectives To examine the impact of a large-scale HIV prevention programme for female sex workers (FSW) in Karnataka state, south India, on the prevalence of HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI), condom use and programme coverage. Methods Baseline and follow-up integrated biological and behavioural surveys were conducted on random samples of FSW in five districts in Karnataka between 2004 and 2009. This film from SANGRAM explores how organising as part of VAMP has affected sex workers’ lives. This fascinating article offers a critical analysis of the role of sex workers community groups in HIV prevention and care in India. Ishdeep Kohli blogs on

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VAMP

Article in AIDS Care. 2010;22 Suppl 2:1670-8. This film from SANGRAM explores how organising as part of VAMP has affected sex workers’ lives. Ishdeep Kohli blogs on Meena Seshu’s plenary presentation at the International AIDS Conference in 2010. The original blog is available on the HealthDev.net site. An interview with PLRI member Meena Seshu on the PANOS website by Sandhya Srinivasan. PLRI partner Meena Seshu gave the prestigious Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture at the 2010 International AIDS Conference. Meena reflects on the approach that her organisation SANGRAM has used to support the work of VAMP the collective of women in sex

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SANGRAM

An article in the Indian Express by Shruti Nambiar on the 3 May 2011. Pune: Seventy per cent of women sex workers are not pushed or forced into flesh trade but are drawn to it by the lure of higher income, according to the preliminary result of a survey released by women’s group Akshara. The preliminary results of the first leg of a pan-India study being conducted by two University of Pune researchers was released on April 30. An article by Subir Ghosh in Digital World published on the 1 May 2011. New Delhi, India. Four out of five female

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