Something Has To Change – Prostitution Law in NV

Nevada Prostitution

– NV Law 201.358

 November 2, 2017


Nevada Prostitution Law

Nevada prostitution, engaging in prostitution or solicitation for prostitution after testing positive for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus: Penalty; definition.

      1.  A person who:

      (a) Violates NRS 201.354; or

      (b) Works as a prostitute in a licensed house of prostitution,

After testing positive in a test approved by the State Board of Health for exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus and receiving notice of that fact is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by both fine and imprisonment. Anyone who engages in Nevada prostitution, even in a licensed brothel, after being notified that he or she tested positive for HIV (whether as a result of a court-ordered test after arrest or otherwise) may be charged with a felony. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 201.358.)

Allow me to traanslate this law to you:

What is being said here is; if your busted in Nevada for accepting money for sex, AND anytime in the past you were told that you tested positive for HIV, your now guilty of a FALONY. A felony with mandatory prison time or pay a major fine of up to 10 grand, OR BOTH!

 Nevada prostitution is easy enough to understand I think. Perhaps even fair?

 Lets look closer;  The Nevada prostitution law was created and is legislated by our government.  Lets look at what the SAME government has to say about HIV.

Sept 27, 2017 the Director of our government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released a historic letter.​

The letter supports the science behind “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable.”  In the letter the government says: people who take their HIV medication (ART) daily as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner.


But this is the same government that locks working escorts up in prison for at any point being told that they tested positive for HIV? A Felony? Yet the government  says that HIV Undetectable Equals Untransmittable, so they of of no risk of passing HIV.  There is an obvious contradiction here.

Look, I’m not commenting on if doing sex work after you have been informed of testing positive is right or wrong, to which I reserve my own opinions, I’m simply saying that in this country there is a constitution and the 8th amendment says, in essence, the punishment will be equal to the committed crime.

So again let’s check this out.   You tested positive at one point, you get arrested for a paid sex act, you go to prison PERIOD.   Sent there by the same organization that says if you take your medications regularly you’re of no risk to transmit HIV.


HIV changes ones life, a criminal record changes ones life, prison changes ones life for ever.


We’ll watch and see what law makers do with this new information, but personally I’d say something has to change.

Live and Let Live,

Robbi Racks

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