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.
Discriminatory state action like the forced HIV testing of sex workers drives further underground some of the people most in need of public health services that facilitate HIV prevention. It also alienates groups, like sex workers, ... Read Post
NYC cab drivers are now mandated by law to take classes on how to identify sex workers so they can effectively perform citizen's arrests on any prostitutes who dare step into their taxis, according to legislation passed by the City ... Read Post