Greek prosecution of HIV positive sex workers: bad human rights and bad public health.
In the course of our research on sex work at the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights in Melbourne we have noticed that public health prosecutions and ‘naming and shaming’ of HIV positive sex workers occurs in cities and towns across the world, including in the UK and US. We are also observing a general increase in mandatory HIV testing and the emergence of various other links between medical procedures and law enforcement in the context of female sex work. Nobody doubts that HIV testing is crucial, especially now that there is effective ARV treatment that also significantly reduces transmission of the virus. Nor does