Pennsylvania Stautes Annotated Title 18 Section 5902 provides that: It is a felony in the third degree for a person to engage in prostitution knowing he or she is HIV positive, to promote prostitution of one who is HIV positive, or for a person, knowing him or herself to be HIV positive, to patronize a prostitute.
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