General Assembly Resolution # 589
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #179 “Clean Prostitute Act” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Agreeing with GA#179 that the decision of legalising prostitution should be reserved to each member state, and that all prostitutes working in members where it has been legalised should "be regularly screened for sexually transmitted infections" (STIs),
Unnerved that GA#179 almost exclusively focuses on the screening of prostitutes for STIs as a means of preventing the spread of STIs, while not even stopping to consider (for example) the use of contraception by prostitutes and clients, never mind the contact-tracing of those who have contracted STIs through prostitution,
Further concerned that GA#179 also requires that "prostitutes diagnosed with a [STI] abstain from their work until their infection has been cured,"
Recognising that, while there still exist some STIs (especially viruses) that cannot be "cured" as such, antiretroviral drugs exist for many of those STIs; such drugs, if taken properly, reduce those viral load of those STIs by so much that they can no longer be transmitted by the people who take those drugs,
Dismayed that prostitutes who have been infected with uncurable STIs and who take antiretrovirals that nevertheless prevent them from transmitting those STIs to others cannot carry on their work under GA#179 because "their infection has [not] been cured,"
Horrified that GA#179 does not specify at all whose responsibility it is to fund any of the STI screening it describes (however curable or treatable those STIs may be), thus allowing member states to run unsuspecting prostitutes into financial ruin by passing on the entire cost of such screening to them, and
Expressing its hope that a future replacement for GA#179 will not only protect and advance the rights and dignity of all sex workers, but also that it will not arbitrarily prevent them from engaging in sex work simply because they have STIs that they cannot transmit to clients...
The General Assembly hereby repeals GA#179 "Clean Prostitute Act."