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International AIDS Conference: Call for Governments Worldwide to Decriminalise Prostitution

International Business Times
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prostitution should be decriminalised across the globe to protect sex workers from HIV and give them equal access to healthcare, like other professionals, experts have urged.

Speaking at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, editors of The Lancet, the world's leading medical journal, called on governments worldwide to remove barriers to health services to protect sex workers, who are currently facing "stigma, discrimination and criminalisation in the societies in which they live."