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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:55 PM
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Sex with Americans risky for Mexican hookers
Source: Sign On San Diego

Disease rate higher for those with U.S. clients, study says
By Cheryl Clark
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

November 28, 2007

Female prostitutes in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez who catered to American johns had a 50 percent higher rate of syphilis or another sexually transmitted disease than those who didn't, according to a UCSD study.
The women paid by American customers were younger and more likely to speak English than their counterparts, and they were more apt to inject drugs and have unprotected sex, said Steffanie Strathdee, chief of the international health division at the University of California San Diego. She wrote the report, which appears in the current edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

A lot of (customers) who go to Mexico to have sex may be lulled into a false sense of complacency, Strathdee said. They think that if the woman speaks English and looks OK and clean, she is safe. But these are highly vulnerable women. They are being bribed to have unprotected sex.

The prostitutes with U.S. clients typically received $30 for unprotected sex versus $20 for sex with a condom, she found.

The economic incentive may explain why prostitutes with U.S. clients had higher rates of gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV and chlamydia than women who did not engage in sex for pay with Americans.

Read more: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20071...



Are we exporting our diseases or should we blame illegals?
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:08 PM
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1. wow
that is a good headline - worthy of the NY Post.
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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:29 PM
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3. Yep! ... it well could prevent some sifilis outbrakes
:blush:
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mlevans Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:22 PM
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2. This doesn't seem terribly surprising...
considering that this country has been screwing Mexico one way or another for years.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:19 PM
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4. We should blame the illegals we're exporting.
You know those illegals -- the cheap slimeballs paying less for unprotected sex or sex with minors or sex with slaves in other countries.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:21 PM
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5. Where does the buy American crowd stand on this?
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 02:21 PM by Teaser
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:36 PM
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6. ...
:spray:
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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:16 PM
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7. I would like to know
They may be promoting safe sex made in America

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/29/news/aid.php
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:35 PM
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8. Good grief.
Just good grief. :(

Those men are sick. Well, figuratively as well as literally.

The Mexican government does nothing for its people, and now I think Americans are doing them far worse.

No pun intended...

Should Mexico, in all seriousness, put up its own border?
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