Rapid Assessment of HIV and STI Programme for Female and Mak Nyah Sex Workers in Malaysia. AIDS Projects Management Group. (2013)

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The main finding from this assessment is that the Global Fund program me has contributed towards significant coverage of the population and has provided an opportunity for Malaysian NGOs to design and work towards delivering a comprehensive package of services for the sex worker population in the last one and half years. In all sites visited, there was strong evidence of the impact of the intervention in the SW community, the high commitment of the SRs to the project, and evidence of greater community understanding and acceptance of the importance of HIV prevention in the project sites.

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Stigma, Discrimination and Key Affected Populations: Strengthening the Role of Media Advocacy in Sri Lanka through a Critical Analysis of News Media Coverage. UNDP. (2013)

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Over the course of the HIV epidemic’s 30-year history, notable strides have been made globally to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key affected populations (KAPs) such as female sex workers (FSW), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender (TG) people and people who use drugs (PWUD). These efforts have included the development of supportive legislation and policies, advocacy and community mobilization through networks and collectives, and media campaigns featuring celebrities and societal leaders. In addition, strategic and sustained efforts with the news media have not only facilitated increased and improved coverage, but have also served to advocate for changes in policies and programmes, and of equal importance, to fighting stigma and discrimination relating to key affected populations.

 

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When Sex Work and Drug Use Overlap: Considerations for Advocacy and Practice. Ditmore MH. (2013)

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The report examines the multiple and varied contexts within which drug use (including use of alcohol and non-psychoactive substances, including some hormones and image- and performance-enhancing drugs) and sex work overlap. It provides a snapshot of available evidence on the factors that contribute to vulnerability among people who sell sex and use drugs. Drawing on experience from the harm reduction and sex work communities, the report explores implications for practice, highlighting existing programmes that reach people who sell sex and use drugs around the world, and offering practical suggestions on how programmes can better serve this overlapping population. While this broad and complex area cannot be explored in depth within a document of this length, the report aims to draw attention to this often neglected area, and inform policy and programmatic discussions.

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2010 Cambodia Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance: Female Entertainment Workers Moto-Taxi Drivers People Living with HIV/AIDS. Chhorvann C. (2012)

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The BSS is usually conducted in the capital city Phnom Penh and in the provincial capitals of Cambodia’s four most populated provinces (Battambang, Sihanouk ville, Siem Reap, and Kampong Cham), resulting in a survey of urban groups. However, in this last BSS PLHIV were recruited not only from ART sites in these urban areas, but also from ART sites in other districts.

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HIV and Sex Work Collection: Innovative Responses to Sex Work and HIV in Asia and the Pacific. UNFPA, UNAIDS and Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (2012)

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A wealth of analysis exists on the nature and extent of HIV epidemics in Asia and the Pacific in the context of sex work. These have highlighted the progress and the challenges that must be tackled to realize the targets to which governments have committed, to bring an end to AIDS. Guidance on effective investment and responses is well articulated.

 

 

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HIV Sentinel Surveys 2010: Female Entertainment Workers (FEWs) Antenatal Care Clinic (ANC) Attendees. Chhorvann C. (2012)

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The sentinel groups included in each round of HSS have been consistent to ensure trends in HIV prevalence among each group are established; however, due to social changes, some groups have been excluded from the system, such as direct and indirect female sex workers. This group was replaced by the Female Entertainment Worker group in 2010.

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Female Sex Workers in 22 Terai Highway Districts of Nepal 2012. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2012)

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This is the fifth round of Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey (IBBS) conducted among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) of 22 Terai Highway Districts. This was a cross-sectional survey in which a total of 610 Female Sex Workers (FSWs) were recruited; out of the total respondents, 400 were recruited from 16 districts domain and remaining 210 were recruited from 16 districts domain.

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Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific: Laws, HIV and Human Rights in the Context of Sex Work. Godwin J (2012)

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Laws, policies and practices that are harmful to HIV responses in the context of sex work and the human rights of sex workers include:(i) Criminalization of sex work (ii) Punitive law enforcement practices (iii) Confiscation of condoms (iv) Criminalization of clients (v) Licensing or registration (vi) Mandatory, compulsory or coerced testing (vii) Lack of labour rights and social security rights (viii) Denial of identity documents and citizenship rights (ix) Compulsory detention centres (x) Anti-trafficking laws, policies and practices (xi) 100% Condom Use Programmes (CUPs)...

 

 

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Technical Support to Design, Implement and Monitor HIV Prevention Programmes among FSWs, MSM and Transgenders in Sri Lanka - A Report. Anthony J, Bhattacharjee P and Prasad RR (2012)

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Sri Lanka continues to have very low HIV prevalence. The first HIV infection in the country was reported in 1987, and since 2009, a total of 1196 HIV infections and AIDS cases have been cumulatively reported in the country. As per the Report on HIV Estimates and Projections 2009, prepared by the National STD and AIDS Control Programme, HIV prevalence among the adult population is 0.02 percent, and an estimated 3,000 people are living with HIV and AIDS. There has been a steady increase in the number of reported cases over the years, in part due to the increase in HIV testing facilities and the availability of antiretroviral treatment.


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2011 Cambodia STI Survey - Female Entertainment Workers. Phalkun M. (2013)

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Primary objective:
•To determine national prevalence estimates of and related risk behaviors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis B among Female Entertainment Workers.

Secondary objectives:
•To provide data for program planning and management of STI control and prevention programs for FEWs and their clients.
•To validate the current clinical algorithm for presumptive treatment of FEWs and explore alternative algorithms for improved sensitivity and specificity (results are not presented at this time).

 

 

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