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Is selling sex criminalised?: 

Selling sex is legal and no other activities criminalised.

Is buying sex criminalised?: 

No

Is organising/managing criminalised?: 

Yes, brothel-keeping and "pimping" are criminalised under penal code. Inducing, promoting or facilitating sex work also criminalised.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?: 

Not prescribed in law but sex workers are required to carry a 'pink card' after receiving medical check

Is there mandatory registration?: 

No

Is sex work recognised as work?: 

No

Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?: 

No

Sources/further reading: 

Sexual Rights Initiative Database, available at https://sexualrightsdatabase.org/page/welcome Venezuela Penal Code - http://www.ministeriopublico.gob.ve/web/guest/codigo-penal

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