January 15, 2013
Supreme Court to Rule on HIV Policies Opposing Sex Work
The Supreme Court has accepted a case that would decide if the federal government can tell nongovernmental organizations that receive federal funding for HIV programs in foreign countries to have policies opposing sex work, The Washington Post reports. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has ruled that a 2003 law undermines the efforts of these groups to fight the virus and that it violates their right to free speech. The government has argued that the law—titled the U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act—seeks to reduce behavioral HIV risks.
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