Is A Prostitute With Hiv Subject To A Harsher Sentence?

Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-13-516 provides that: A person commits aggravated prostitution when, knowing that such person is infected with HIV, the person engages in sexual activity as a business or is an inmate in a house of prostitution or loiters in a public place for the purpose of being hired to engage in sexual activity. Aggravated prostitution is a class C felony.

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