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Releasing Names and Photos of HIV Positive Sex Workers Is a Terrible Idea [Sex Work]

Law enforcement officials in Greece have arrested 17 illegal prostitutes that have tested positive for HIV and posted the names and photos of 12 of them online, claiming the women were knowingly and willfully endangering the lives of their clients. Sex worker advocates, unsurprisingly, are appalled by the move, as it sounds like a great way to further victimize an already vulnerable population, plus, they argue, the likelihood that the prostitutes knew they were infected is slim.
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