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Decriminalization of sex work
could reduce HIV infections

Washington Post, by Caelainn Hogan

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Posted By:zoidberg, 7/22/2014 9:36:45 AM

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study. In a paper presented Tuesday morning at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, researchers who studied HIV among female sex workers in Canada, India and Kenya concluded that infections could be reduced by 33 to 46 percent in those countries.

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There´s no business like ´ho business.

      

Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/22/2014 9:41:41 AM     (No. 9935064)

Many sex workers quoted in the study report police confiscating, destroying and using condoms as evidence. Sex workers often stop carrying condoms for fear of arrest

It´s against the law to carry condoms?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/22/2014 9:57:47 AM     (No. 9935099)

Just like legalization of pot in Colorado would reduce crime. Right?

Crime is up in Colorado. Check the stats if you don´t believe me.

Just like "deregulation" of anything , you get more of it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 7/22/2014 10:04:39 AM     (No. 9935115)

The problem is not with female "sex workers."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon, 7/22/2014 10:08:08 AM     (No. 9935121)

Decriminalize underage sex workers in the US and fight global warming; just think of the savings to be had from one US senator from New Jersey alone.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/22/2014 10:10:56 AM     (No. 9935125)

Either this is a very poorly written article or this "study" is rubbish.

I could not find the logic in what was presented here. Just what seemed to be a push to decriminalize sex work based on a trumped up argument that it would reduce HIV infection. I cannot find the rationale.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/22/2014 10:17:46 AM     (No. 9935139)

By all means, let´s legalize it. It has worked so well everywhere it has been tried. Cities, and countries, just hasten the pace of moral decline.

We are already pretty far along. I hear we are getting a new TV show glorifying incest. Maybe that will reduce HIV/AIDS, too.

If it saves one life....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/22/2014 10:23:40 AM     (No. 9935154)

We move toward the day when morality becomes the criminal offense.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/22/2014 10:44:27 AM     (No. 9935203)

Bedford Falls in definitely turning into Potterville.

Time for a shot of Bailey´s...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: farmwife, 7/22/2014 11:14:59 AM     (No. 9935272)

First step is to change the language--prostitution becomes ´sex worker´.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Calamity kate, 7/22/2014 1:32:58 PM     (No. 9935495)

You mean just like birth control was supposed to end abortion?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/22/2014 1:37:52 PM     (No. 9935502)

Sounds like yet another "Clinton Global Initiative". Just ask The Energizer!

I also could not figure out from the article how legalizing prostitution would reduce HIV. Gay men and IV drug users are the ones who seem to have the highest percentage of HIV positives.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LComStaff8, 7/22/2014 2:14:45 PM     (No. 9935539)

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