Prostitutes and AIDS

Dr ST Hsu

1988 Vol.4 NO.1

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Since long, there have been all kinds of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) everywhere in the world, and prostitutes are considered one of the most important media of transmission. Ever since the US and the European medical research institutes reported on AIDS in 1981, in the last six years there have been, according to the rather conservative report of WHO on 2 December 1987, 71,751 cases in 158 areas and countries around the world. Two-thirds (65.5%) of them are in the USA, 74.9% in the Americas, 12.0% in Europe, 11.8% in Africa, and 0.29% in Asia. In Asia, there have been only 211 cases!