HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Sex Work in Canada 2016
Record of a national consultation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, October 19-20. Organized in partnership with Triple-X Workers' Solidarity Association of British Columbia. Funded by Elton John AIDS Foundation
In October 2016, a group of 50 women, men and trans people from across Canada who work with sex workers met in Toronto. The purpose of this national consultation was to give participants the opportunity to educate themselves, explore and grapple as a group with the implications of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on the sex industry.
Our Bodies Our Business
Prostitutes' Rights Activists at the 5th International Conference on AIDS in Montreal, 1989. Created by George Stamos with historic footage from ACT UP New York filmmaker, Catherine Gund for the PrEP and Sex Work consultation in Toronto, October 19-20, 2016. Sponsored by Triple-X Workers' Solidarity Association of B.C. in partnership with University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health with funds from Elton John AIDS Foundation. Released on December 17 to commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Read the press release here.
Don't hesitate to call 911 if you fear for your safety. Keep your cell phone close by.
If working alone, call a partner in front of the client. Tell them you are starting a session and what time you'll call back. Even repeat customers.
Keep a Log
Log all client inquiries with phone numbers, names, email addresses, etc.
Don't see clients you have no information about.
Report all bad dates including suspicious clients.
Do not ingest any substance a client could have tampered with, including condoms and lube.
Never work while impaired.
Triple-X Workers stand together against abuse, exploitation and harassment of all workers.
Press Release: Triple-X Workers call for justice in the deaths of two New Westminster workers. (PDF)
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