Research-to-Action

Stigma Puts Sex Workers at Higher Risk of HIV

Broadly - Vice
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

...According to a study released by UK medical journal The Lancet in 2014, in areas where sex work is recognized as a legitimate profession, the likelihood of acquiring HIV is reduced by 32 percent. Criminalization raises HIV risk in sex work populations in part by discouraging as much as one third of sex workers from carrying protection: In some regions, condoms constitute evidence of illegal sex work.