Peace Studies Research Student Julia Smith publishes paper on Sex work legislation and HIV prevention
"To help or to hinder? Sex work legislation and HIV prevention"
This is the title of an article by Julia Smith, a doctoral researcher in the division of Peace Studies, published on the 21st of March, 2014, in a Canadian online magazine.
This paper discusses how different types of legislation affect the risk of HIV infection sex workers are exposed to. Analyzing different circumstances, the author argues for the prevalence and spread of HIV to be an issue of human rights violations.