Research-to-Action

Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers

This summary of a study on sex work criminalization and HIV rates makes reference to a comment article by Dr. Kate Shannon and Marie-Claude Boily.

NAM Aidsmap
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Countries that have legalised some aspects of sex work have fewer sex workers living with HIV than countries that criminalise all aspects of sex work, according to an ecological analysis of 27 European countries published online ahead of print in The Lancet HIV.