Research-to-Action

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

health24
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

...Researchers reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference said of all the policy options - such as promoting condom use or changing policing practices - decriminalising sex work would be the most effective way of reducing the spread of HIV.

The study, published by The Lancet, estimates that up to 46% of HIV infections could be averted in the next decade.

The researchers, led by Kate Shannon of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, based their study on 204 published investigations...