Sex Work, Criminalization, and HIV: Lessons from Advocacy History

In the current issue of BETA: the Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS, Anna Forbes has a piece concerning the links between the criminalization of sex work and HIV transmission. At the International AIDS Conference last year, the theme of which was “Rights Here, Right Now,” there was a notable absence in the anti-criminalization agenda (i.e., of drug use, MSM, people living with HIV). Very few speakers outside of the Global Village called for the decriminalization of of sex work, despite the very clear health ramifications of criminalization.

Read Anna Forbes’ article for more. I’m quoted in the second-to-last paragraph.


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