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A Light In The Dark--Creating Hope For Victims Of Trafficking With Hiv/Aids, Morgan Honeycutt Jun 2005

A Light In The Dark--Creating Hope For Victims Of Trafficking With Hiv/Aids, Morgan Honeycutt

Student Legal Scholarship: Thesis Honors (1996-2008)

Although some form or another of human trafficking occurs in practically every corner of the world, for the purposes of this paper, I will focus on the ramifications of HIV/AIDS infection in victims of trafficking in the United States. As the HIV/AIDS crisis continues to grow, victims of trafficking face increasingly difficult obstacles to gaining legal status and healthcare in this country. The first portion of this paper will describe the history of trafficking and prostitution and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The second portion will discuss current legislative action regarding trafficking. The third portion will analyze many of ...