Published in AIDS Weekly, March 23rd, 1998
The measure, Senate Bill 137, cleared the Senate, 31-3, and had no trouble passing the House, 64-0, with little discussion and no debate.
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Dottie Wham, R-Denver, and Rep. Jeanne Adkins, R-Parker.
Adkins said the bill's goal is to slow the spread of AIDS and HIV. The bill is aimed at those who know they have AIDS and sexually assault someone, or keep working as prostitutes.
A person convicted of prostitution in a state court is tested for HIV, but the...
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