Published in Sex Weekly Plus, February 17th, 1997
Under the legislation, prostitutes who test positive for AIDS could face felony charges after their second arrest for prostitution.
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Ronnie DePasco, D-Kansas City, said the AIDS tests may convince some prostitutes to leave the trade and also could help prevent the spread of the disease. DePasco said many prostitutes return to the streets despite numerous arrests.
"It's like they are working a circuit out there," DePasco said. "It's a revolving door."
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