“Decriminalising sex work will not only benefit those in the trade but governments’ fight against HIV will be made easier,” Morkel said. “Police and health care workers are harassing us. This can lead to increase in HIV infections.”
He said police confiscate condoms from sex-workers while healthcare workers ridicule them when they go for treatment.
“How do you expect us to fight HIV if condoms are confiscated and sex workers are scared to go to hospitals due to the bad attitude of nurses and doctors?” he said.