Prostitution and STDs are strongly connected because prostitution can lead to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In Nevada’s legal brothels, prostitutes and clients are required by law to use protection during transactions. Women at legal brothels also receive weekly tests for STD’s.
In the unregulated prostitution industry, however, there are no safeguards. The spread of HIV and AIDS presents an enormous risk to the community, and lawmakers have created special penalties for people to sell sex with the knowledge that they have tested positive.
If you or someone you know has been accused of prostitution with AIDS, it’s important that you contact a Las Vegas Prostitution Attorney as soon as possible.
Prostitution With STDs Or Aids
NRS 201.358 provides the penalty for engaging in prostitution or solicitation of prostitution with AIDS.
*These punishment apply to both legal and illegal prostitution.
Engaging in prostitution or solicitation while knowingly carrying the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) carries with it a prison term of 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. This penalty is in effect if the carrier has tested positive for HIV in State approved facility and the carrier has received notice of the positive test.
Why Is It Important To Have An Attorney Experienced With Cases Involving Prostitution Or Solicitation With Aids?
The majority of criminal convictions involving the sexual transmission of HIV involve an HIV positive person not informing their negative partner about their status. In cases where a client is accused of transmitting AIDS to a second party in the course of an act of prostitution, the courts are looking for evidence suggesting Intentional, Reckless or Accidental transmission. A Las Vegas criminal attorney with experience in handling prostitution and solicitation cases where HIV transmission is a factor must have an experienced investigative team to uncover facts that may prove their client’s potential innocence under the law. It is imperative to have experienced legal counsel in order to successfully beat charges of this type. Our legal team is committed to protecting the rights of each client through the strength of their investigative and case preparation skills to ensure that each client’s rights are upheld in order to produce the most favorable outcome.