Global rights watchdog Equality Now has urged India to criminalize
buying of sex in order to control the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The organization said changes must be made to 1956
Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (ITPA), which would not hurt prostitutes, but
would hit the pimps and brothel owners hard.
Equality Now said
women into prostitution were unable to negotiate use of condoms and hence
unable to protect themselves from contracting HIV/AIDS.