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September 27, 2013

Sex Worker With HIV Sentenced to Home Arrest in Bolivia

A judge has sentenced an HIV-positive 25-year-old female sex worker in Bolivia to home arrest for continuing sex work after her diagnosis, according to the Spanish-language La Razón newspaper and reported in English by Corresponsales Clave. Local health officials asked the judge for home arrest because they deemed her a risk to public health. The judge ruled the woman was guilty of a crime against public health. The woman must get medical treatment and report every 15 days to the public prosecutor’s office.

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