Research-to-Action

10 Facts on HIV and Sex Work

Huffington Post
Thursday, December 3, 2015

...10.) Decriminalizing sex work would prevent 33-46% of new HIV infections among sex workers and clients, according to The Lancet. Decriminalizing sex work would have a greater impact on reducing new HIV infection than increasing access to anti-retroviral therapy, safer work environments, or elimination of sexual violence. It would also vastly reduce violence against sex workers and profoundly increase access to health and social services as well as the social integration and human rights of sex workers.