HIV Positive Patients Receive Discrimination In Penalties Following Tennessee’s Aggravated Prostitution Law

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HIV positive patients reportedly receive discrimination in penalties under Tennessee’s aggravated prostitution law.

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HIV positive patients reportedly receive discrimination in penalties under Tennessee’s aggravated prostitution law. (Photo: WGCU Public Media)

HIV Positive Patients Continue to Experience Discrimination in Penalties Under Tennessee’s Aggravated Prostitution Law

HIV positive patients continued to experience discrimination in penalties under Tennessee’s aggravated prostitution law despite the efforts to stop the increasing discrimination directed towards HIV positive patients, especially sex offenders.

According to a report published in US News, several advocates criticized the aggravated prostitution law in Tennessee due to its possible impacts on HIV positive patients who would be convicted of having sex work whether the HIV positive patients already knew their diagnosis or not.

With the aggravated prostitution law, lawmakers have applied harsher penalties on HIV positive patients just because they have been suffering from the disease without learning the reasons how HIV positive patients got their HIV and continued to receive discrimination instead of providing them the right treatment and medication.

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Individuals and Groups Demand Tennessee Lawmakers to Stop Enforcing Aggravated Prostitution Law for HIV Positive Patients

Following the aggravated prostitution law, individuals and groups demanded lawmakers stop enforcing law for HIV positive patients because it would affect how society would see them and would treat them.

HIV positive patients should be treated equally with other people rather than receiving unfair treatment and discrimination just because they were living their lives while suffering from HIV, Commercial Appeal reported.

READ ALSO: Former President George W. Bush Urges Continued Funding For Vital HIV/AIDS Program

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