Scientists at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne just recommended decriminalizing sex work because they see it as the most effective way to reduce global HIV infection rates. Latest research reports predict that decriminalizing sex work would reduce infection rates 33%-46%. No matter what your moral thoughts on sex work and prostitution are, these statements are pretty convincing. Is this a spot where public health might trump morality?
On Tuesday, scientists at the annual International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, recommended decriminalizing sex work across the globe—arguing that legalization is the most effective way to reduce global HIV infection rates.