XIX International AIDS Conference


THSY02 The Oldest Profession: Is Sex Work, Work?
  Symposia Session
Venue: Session Room 8
Time: 26.07.2012, 11:00 - 12:30
Co-Chairs: George Tembo, Switzerland
Wijnroks Marijke, Netherlands
 
 
The session will provide the basis for the legal, policy, labour and public health rationale for creating an enabling environment in which sex work is integrated into communities as simply another occupation. The keynote speaker will address and provide an overview of the key issues on HIV and sex work. This will be followed by a debate on specific topics addressed by the keynote speaker. The interactions will specifically focus on the existing evidence regarding the necessity of creating an enabling environment in which HIV prevention for sex workers can be implemented effectively and will reflect on the comparative advantages of regulated and protected sex work as opposed to the social, financial and health costs of it being a criminalized and stigmatized activity.
Webcast provided by The Kaiser Family Foundation

11:00
THSY0201
Webcast
Introduction (Washington DC)


G. Tembo, Switzerland tbc
M. Wijnroks, Netherlands

11:10

Webcast
Sex workers perspective on why sex work is work (Washington DC)


N. Akers, United States

11:15
THSY0202
Webcast
The nature and scale of the burden of HIV on sex workers (Washington DC)


D. Kerrigan, United States

11:25
THSY0203
Webcast
Sex work as work: ILO recommendation 200 (Washington DC)


R. Howard, Thailand

11:25

Webcast
Global Commission on HIV (Kolkata)


M. Dhaliwal, United States

11:35
THSY0204
Necessary legal reforms for sex workers


K. Thi Win, Myanmar

11:40
THSY0205
Specific legal and policy issues for sex workers living with HIV


A. Anwar, India

11:45
Questions from Kolkata



11:50
Questions and answers



12:00
Response to questions from Panelists



12:10
Questions from Washington DC


M. Doogan, United States

12:20
Response to questions from Panelists





   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.


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