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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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Help End Violence Against Sex Workers by Decriminalizing Prostitution, Activists Say

News : Reason (3 days ago)

December 17 is commemorated internationally in the sex worker community as a "Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers"—violence which activists say is rooted in prostitution's criminalization.  The Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP... Read Post

Chi Mgbako: Sex Workers in Greece Face Forced HIV Testing, While Those in Malawi Fight Back

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (3 years ago)

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

?Man Arrested For Not Disclosing HIV Positive Status in Online Sex Spree

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel (5 months ago)

36-year-old Oklahoma resident Martin Kraham was arrested last Thursday for having sex with several people he met through Craigslist without disclosing his HIV positive status. According to the arrest warrant, Kraham put up 695 posts... Read Post

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