Mark your calendars for AIDS 2012 sessions on Sex Workers & HIV

India HIV/AIDS Alliance has been working closely with partners worldwide to make sure that the issues of sex workers are heard at the upcoming International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. If you are attending, we encourage you to participate in the events below.

In conjunction with AIDS 2012, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) is hosting the Sex Worker Freedom Festival, a conference hub in Kolkata, India. The programme will focus on a variety of freedoms such as the freedom of movement and to migrate; the freedom to access quality health services; freedom from stigma and discrimination; and many more. Staff from Alliance India will participate in the Kolkata hub.

All events below take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, unless otherwise indicated.

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Alliance Exhibition Booth (#102)
Come visit booth #102 to learn about the Alliance’s work in India and around the world, pick up copies of our publications and find out more about the Alliance Regional Technical Support Hubs.
All week, Exhibition Hall, 10:00am-6:30pm

Satellite Session
Reaching Key Populations through SRH/HIV Integration: Opportunities for Impact
Organised by India HIV/AIDS Alliance and chaired by UNAIDS, this session will present programming experiences highlighting the challenges and successful approaches used in integrated programmes specific to key populations, including sex workers. Panelists include the Alliance’s Sunita Grote, USAID’s Clancy Broxton, CAMNAFAW’s Nathalie Nkoume, and NEPHAK’s Rahab Mwaniki.
Sunday, July 22, Global Village Session Room 1, 3:45-5:45pm

Poster Presentation
Non-Commercial Partner Relationships and HIV Risk Outcomes, HIV among Female Sex Workers in Andhra Pradesh, India (MOPE249)
Monday, July 23, Exhibition Hall, Level 2, 12:30-2:30pm

Poster Presentation
Public private partnership as a sustainable model for STI service delivery: Evidence from Avahan-supported interventions in Andhra Pradesh, India (WEPE638)
Wednesday, July 25, Exhibition Hall, Level 2, 12:30-2:30pm

Oral Poster Session
Expanding Covering and Quality: Approaches to Scaling-Up
Alliance’s Sunita Grote will present recommendations on reaching Key Populations in SRH/HIV integration, including guidance on services for sex workers, MSM, transgenders, IDUs and PLHIV. (WEPDE0102)
Wednesday, July 25, Mini Room 3, 1:00-2:00pm

Poster Presentation
Strengthening case finding through verbal TB screening among most at risk populations in concentrated epidemics: Experience from Avahan in Andhra Pradesh, India (THPE627)
Thursday, July 26, Exhibition Hall, Level 2, 12:30-2:30pm

Poster Presentation
Mobilizing community collectivization among female sex workers (FSWs) to promote STI service utilization from the government health care system: Experience from Avahan in Andhra Pradesh, India (THPE305)
Thursday, July 26, Exhibition Hall, Level 2, 12:30-2:30pm

Press Conference
Turning the Tide: Addressing SRH Needs of Key Populations in AIDS Programs
This press conference will include remarks by Daxa Patel, the Board Secretary, Gujarat State Network of PLHIV, and by Sunita Grote from the Alliance.
Thursday, July 26, Media Center, Press Conference Room 2, 3:30-4:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@allianceindia.org. You can also view our AIDS 2012 Roadmap for all India HIV/AIDS Alliance sessions at the International AIDS Conference. We hope to see you at AIDS 2012!

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