Factsheet: HARiS - HIV and AIDS Response Indicator Survey 2015 for Male Clients of Female Sex Workers. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2016)

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HIV behavioural surveillance among at risk target populations is an essential tool in measuring HIV behavioural risk factors and providing information of the effectiveness of programmes and interventions in preventing HIV infection. To better understand the risk of HIV infection among the male clients of female sex workers (MCFSW) population, it was included as one of the five major at-risk populations in the HIV/AIDS Response Indicator Survey (HARiS) implemented since 2013. The survey was repeated in 2015 via commissioning to the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease, School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, clients, sexual behaviours, testing, VCT sites

 

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Overview of Good Practices in Promoting Multisectoral Cooperation and Enhancing National Capacity in Addressing Policy and Legal Barriers to Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in the Asia-Pacific Region. ESCAP. (2015)

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Despite some clear progress in the past decade, governments in the region have struggled to sustainably reverse and control the HIV epidemic. In 2008, the Commission on AIDS in Asia outlined elements of a dramatic new response to HIV in the region. One critical recommendation was that countries should target their prevention efforts strategically to focus on reaching 80 per cent of the key affected populations, namely sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender persons and men who have sex with men. The Commission’s recommendation was based on an acknowledgement of the reality of the shape of the epidemic in Asia.

 

Keywords: IGM, 2015, HIV, prevalence, sex workers, clients, IDU, MSM, stigma

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The Right(s) Evidence Sex Work, Violence and HIV in Asia: A Multi-Country Qualitative Study. Bhattacharjya M, Fulu E and Murthy L with Seshu MS, Cabassi J and Vallejo-Mestres M. (2015).

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The regional report of this multi-country study contains findings and recommendations to address violence experienced by sex workers in Asia.  Sex workers experience extreme physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence at work, in health care and custodial settings, in their neighbourhoods and in their homes. This violence denies sex workers their fundamental human rights — to equal protection under the law; protection against torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; and their right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Research is increasingly demonstrating how violence contributes to the spread of HIV. In Asia, the HIV epidemic remains concentrated among key populations, including sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men and transgender people. Realizing the human rights of female, male and transgender sex workers requires an understanding of the intersecting factors that affect their safety and their protection from violence.

 

Keywords: HIV, sex work, treatment, PWID, MSM, transgender people, human rights

 

 

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“My Life is Too Dark To See the Light” A Survey of the Living Conditions of Transgender Female Sex Workers in Beijing and Shanghai. Asia Catalyst. (2015)

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The research for this report illuminates that the community of female presenting sex workers is very complex and includes men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, and transsexuals. Their vulnerabilities to HIV and their varied health needs need to be carefully assessed, strategically targeted, and addressed. As China is in the process of drafting a new HIV/AIDS action plan for 2016-2020, now is a good opportunity to develop a specific strategy on HIV prevention and care for the transgender community.


Keywords: HIV, China, transgender, sex workers, stigma, discrimination, gender 

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ASEAN Good Practices and New Initiatives in HIV and AIDS. The ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta. (2014)

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According to the First ASEAN Regional Report on HIV and AIDS in 2011, “Addressing AIDS in ASEAN Region”, there are 1.5 million people estimated to be living with HIV distributed amongst the ASEAN Member States (AMS). The national HIV prevalence rates in the region range from 0.1 per cent to 0.7 per cent. Although prevalence rates are decreasing, current estimates indicate that there are some AMS that are showing an increasing trend.
The key risk behaviours that drive the HIV epidemic in the region are unprotected sex with multiple partners and needle sharing in injecting drug use. Seventy-five per cent of all HIV infections in ASEAN are reported among key populations (KPs) of sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender, and people who inject drugs. Other vulnerable populations include the intimate partners of KPs, youths, and mobile populations.


Keywords: HIV, PMTCT, testing, STI, prevention, FSW, transgender people, MSM, prison setting, PWID, migrant workers

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Integrated Biological Behavioural Surveillance Survey and Size Estimation of Sex Workers in Fiji: HIV Prevention Project. Dr Mossman E, Dr Roguski M, et al. (2014)

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This research is the first large scale quantitative research on sex workers in Fiji. It has enabled an understanding of the nature and extent of sex work in Fiji, rates of HIV and STI infection among sex workers and their knowledge and behaviour around safer sex practices. This research will complement valuable insights gained from previous qualitative research. The findings from this research will assist in the appropriate targeting and provision of education, resources and health care services to a group previously defined by UNAIDS as a most-at-risk population. Research findings will also assist UNAIDS Pacific Office and the Ministry of Health meet both national and international reporting requirements, including reporting on the Global AIDS Response Progress Report (GARPR) and Universal Access to HIV and STI Prevention, Treatment and Care. They also provide an evidence-base to inform SAN Fiji’s three year work programme.

Keywords: IBBS, condom use, knowledge, intimate partners, clients

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Meeting Report: 2014 National STI and HIV Consultation in Nauru 26-30 May 2014 Yaren, Nauru. Motufaga S, Salva MS, Ty S, et al. (2014)

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The meeting workshop was held at the Health Promotion Training Room, Ron Hospital. This was participated by 25 representatives from the community-based organization, youth group, health promotion unit, nursing division curative services, public health division, xxx, Joint UN Presence, DFAT, as well as, the Assistant Director of Public Health, the Acting Secretary of Health and Medical Services, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser from SPC, and the Medical Officer for STI, HIV and Gender of the World Health Organization South Pacific Office and the Division of the Pacific Technical Support (DPS).
This meeting aimed to:
1) Understand the current STI and HIV status and trends in Nauru;
2) Tailor the response on STI and HIV based on current context; and
3) Identify important steps to implement the next phase of the response.


Keywords: HIV, STI, youth, key populations, SW, MSM, women, transgender people, services, clients, partners, ANC

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National HIV Legal Review Report. UNDP, UNAIDS and Pyoe Pin (2014)

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This report presents the key findings and recommendations of the review of Myanmar's legal framework and its effect on access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV and key affected populations.

 

 

Keywords: Myanmar, Legal, PLHIV, Sex workers, MSM, Transgender, Women, Girls, Children, Young people, Key populations

 

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Factsheet: HARIS - HIV and AIDS Response Indicator Survey 2013 for Female Sex Worker. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2014)

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The first CRiSP (Community Based Risk Behavioural and Seroprevalence Survey for Female Sex Worker in Hong Kong) was launched in 2006 and it was repeated in 2009. HIV prevalence among female sex worker (FSW) in Hong Kong was found to be maintained at a low level in these two rounds of CRiSP, 0.19% and 0.05% respectively. Organized as a regular public health surveillance programme, a similar integrated biobehavioural survey for FSW, incorporated into the new HARiS (HIV/AIDS Response Indicator Survey) programme, was conducted in 2013 via commissioning to the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease, School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Factsheet: HARIS - HIV and AIDS Response Indicator Survey 2013 for Male Clients of Female Sex Workers. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2014)

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HIV behavioural surveillance among at risk target populations is an essential tool in measuring HIV behavioural risk factors and providing information of the effectiveness of programmes and interventions in preventing HIV infection. To better understand HIV risk in the male clients of female sex workers (MCFSW) population, it was included as one of the four major at-risk populations in the HIV/AIDS Response Indicator Survey (HARiS) implemented since 2013. The first survey was conducted in 2013, via commissioning to the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease, School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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