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WHY ARE WE BEING SHUT OUT OF THE HIV/AIDS OUTREACH TO SEX WORKERS?

We sent this letter below to Janet after reading http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/10/im_a_nj_sex_worker_decriminalizing_prostitution_wo.html Janet - our program created the first ever outreach projects, educational projects, and everything that was the historically first time the sex industry was treated as an "industry", instead of that of being "criminal", in the 1980's. When everything out was addressed only to the gay male, yes ACT UP pushed to get attention onto straight females but it was our group, Prostitutes Anonymous" (our original name changed in 1995 to Sex Workers Anonymous) that not only created the first outreach projects to sex workers (strippers, porn performers and prostitutes as well as madams and pimp both legal & illegal), but it was why we created ourselves as a 12 step program. By being a 12 step program first of all, this made all calls and communication "priviledged" and thus could not be used as "…