Decriminalization and HIV

Michele Decker et al, “Human Rights Violations Against Sex Workers: Burden and Effect on HIV,” The Lancet 385:9963 (2015): 186-199.

A review of over 800 studies and reports finds that violation of sex workers’ human rights undermine HIV prevention efforts, and argues that abuses of sex workers are more likely to happen in contexts where sex work is criminalized.

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