Gender and Sexual Health Initiative: Informing evidence-based sexual health policy and practice to reduce health inequities.
You can follow along with the Conference on our Twitter account where we will be live-tweeting conference events and engaging with other attendees and community partners. Join the conversation by following and using the hashtags #AIDS2016, #WomenHIVlaw and #WLWH.
Study published in the American Journal of Men's Health shows men sex workers in Vancouver increasingly advertising online, raising concerns about the impact of the PCEPA and the need for men sex worker's voices to be included in policy discussions.
"For many, the second they hear of something like sex work, the framing of that for many people brings on ethical questions. We really need to move beyond that to a kind of framing of human rights for all and recognizing that this is about access to health and social justice for all communities."
Our SHAWNA newsletter shares early findings from interviews with over 200 women living with HIV in BC, details of our upcoming SHAWNA Photovoice project, and updates from our diverse SHAWNA research team who were out in the community recently at the Carnegie Alley Health Fair and Positive Gathering!
Researchers, coordinators and community partners lead consultations with HIV-affected communities on the ethical implications of a scale-up of HIV services as part of a Treatment as Prevention (TasP) approach.