Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers from HIV

WCAI Cape and Islands NPR Station
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Goats and Soda spoke to Dr. Kate Shannon, director of the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in British Columbia, and lead author of the paper published in the July 22 journal The Lancet...

Why has criminalization of prostitution made sex workers more vulnerable to HIV infection?

We see across many settings that criminalization leads to more violence. Policing practices displace sex workers, sending them to more hidden places where they're less safe and where they lose the ability to negotiate conditions, such as condom use.