U.N. guidance note on HIV and sex work "reworked" by activists

HIV AIDS Policy Law Rev. 2008 Dec;13(2-3):95-7.


In 2007, UNAIDS issued a guidance note on HIV and sex work, the tone and contents of which angered sex workers, activists and public health workers worldwide. In this article, based on presentations at the conference, M. Seshu et al describe the problems with the guidance note, discuss the reaction to its publication, and explain how a group of activists got together to develop a reworked version of the guidance note.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • HIV Infections*
  • Humans
  • Sex Work*
  • United Nations*