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




 

Sex workers are frequently omitted from discussions about the links between criminalization, marginaliza­tion, and increased HIV transmission. We talk a lot about the effects of this dynamic on men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and peo­ple living with HIV—as we certainly should—but not about sex workers. Why is this group not like the others?

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