|Agenda for Action: Background Materials to the 4rth World Conference on Women (UNAIDS, 1995, 9 p.)|
Reduce the stigmatization and discrimination of women regarding HIV infection:
· encourage countries where mandatory testing or routine HIV screening programmes exist to replace them with voluntary, confidential testing supported by counselling services;
· support programmes that work with families and communities of women with HIV/AIDS in order to reduce the likelihood that women will be ostracized due to their HIV status;
· plan and implement HIV/AIDS prevention interventions with sex workers, and support self-help and advocacy organizations for sex workers;
· review the impact of laws and regulations relating to prostitution on working conditions as well as on the ability of HIV/AIDS and STD prevention activities to operate effectively.