Labor. A b Rodríguez, Chema. 17 In 2008, national HIV prevalence among sex workers is 4 percent, and among street-based female sex workers prevalence is as high as 12 percent. Prostitution in Guatemala is legal but procuring is prohibited. 9, guatemalan law held that prostitutes could not be raped and that violence was an occupational hazard. 8, contents, colonial period edit, in colonial Guatemala, and into the 20th century, prostitution was thought of as necessary to protect the virtues of the "ladies" of Guatemala. During the game the parents found out how the team playing their daughters were and had the game stopped. Bureau of International Labor Affairs.