UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work

Publication Date: 2012
Author: UNAIDS


The development of the UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work benefited from the contributions of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights and the Global Working Group on HIV and Sex Work Policy. The Guidance Note was also informed by a series of consultations that occurred between 2006 and 2008, including the Global Technical Consultation on HIV and Sex Work; a regional consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean; subregional consultations in southern Africa and the Caribbean; national consultations in China, Malawi, Peru, Thailand and Zimbabwe; and subnational consultations 
and discussions in Kenya, Nepal and the Pacific Island Countries. The specific needs of populations of humanitarian concern were informed by consultations in southern Eastern Europe. The UNAIDS Guidance Note further benefited from the Informal Briefing for the High Level Meeting on AIDS, held in April 2008 focusing on HIV and sex work.