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Stepping Up To Advance Issues Globally for Sex Workers and HIV

Room 101-102, Melbourne Convention Centre, 11.15am-1.15pm, Sunday 20th July, Local, regional and international sex worker leaders and experts will engage in dialogue on key HIV issues for sex workers including: social and structural barriers, access to treatment, prevention strategies, vaccines, human rights, criminalisation, migration and global economics. The session will consider the latest bio-medical and social science developments, community programs and interventions, reflect on lessons learnt, and discuss global priorities in advancing responses to HIV for sex workers.Protocols established in partnership with active community input and increased collaboration across the full range of prevention strategies will deliver maximum impact on the epidemic. Scene setting presentations will include the spectrum of community led behavioural, political and structural approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and support, highlighting areas where reform is necessary. This dialogue will support action on ambitious but achievable global targets for high impact prevention, treatment and care, models and programs.

This AIDS2014 Satellite Session is for sex workers, policy makers, parliamentarians and all in the HIV sector who are concerned about sex worker issues. No RSVP necessary but come early to ensure that you get a seat