Lancet Series Examines HIV Prevention Among Sex Workers

News outlets discuss findings of a new series of articles in The Lancet on HIV and sex workers, which was first presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

VOA News: Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention
“A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be possible unless the human rights of sex workers are recognized. Researchers say sex workers face violence and discrimination and are not able to access the care, treatment, and prevention measures they need…” (DeCapua, 7/22).

Washington Post: Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections
“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…” (Hogan, 7/21).