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Sex with Americans risky for Mexican hookers
SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | November 28, 2007 | Cheryl Clark

Posted on 11/29/2007 3:46:46 PM PST by SwinneySwitch

Disease rate higher for those with U.S. clients, study says

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.

Online: To read the study about Mexican prostitutes' health risks, go to uniontrib.com/more/bordersex

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.

Strathdee emphasized that the women should not take all the blame.

“Their clients also share some responsibility,” she said. “Some of these men are offering these women more money for sex without a condom, but no one should have to put a price on their health.”

Strathdee worked with health officials and researchers in Mexico, Boston and Davis to survey 924 prostitutes – 474 in Tijuana and 450 in Ciudad Juarez – between January 2004 and March 2005.

Sixty-nine percent of the prostitutes said they had at least one American client. Within that group, nearly 42 percent reported having a few American customers, and about 13 percent said most of their clients were American.

Prostitutes received about $30 an hour for their participation in the study, Strathdee said. The National Institute for Mental Health funded the research.

The goal is to find effective ways to persuade prostitutes in five U.S.-Mexico border cities – Tijuana; Mexicali; Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas; Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas; and Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas – to reduce their high-risk activities.

“We really need to intensify the intervention,” Strathdee said. “This is a shared border, and we really need to make sure this message gets across.”

Health experts had long assumed that STD infection rates in Mexican border towns were relatively low based on a few outdated surveys, Strathdee said.

AdvertisementHer project found a significant increase in the number of prostitutes infected with HIV – 6 percent in 2005, up from 2 percent 10 years ago. A further analysis of HIV prevalence among Mexican prostitutes who injected drugs found that 12 percent had tested positive for HIV. The researchers' other findings include:

Of the prostitutes who catered to Americans, 8 percent tested positive for gonorrhea, 14 percent for chlamydia, 7 percent for HIV and 16 percent for syphilis.

Of the prostitutes who didn't have sex with Americans, 2 percent tested positive for gonorrhea, 10 percent for chlamydia, 5 percent for HIV and 10 percent for syphilis.

Sixteen percent of Mexican prostitutes who serviced U.S. clients had injected drugs in the past month, compared with 5 percent for those without U.S. customers.

Eighteen percent of the prostitutes with U.S. clients always or often used drugs before or during sex, compared with 7 percent of the prostitutes without U.S. customers.

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Cheryl Clark: (619) 542-4573; cheryl.clark@uniontrib.com


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blameamericafirst; hookers; prostitution; std
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1 posted on 11/29/2007 3:46:47 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
American “johns” had a 50 percent higher rate of syphilis or another sexually transmitted disease than those who didn't,

The result of too much sex with mexican hookers I assume.
2 posted on 11/29/2007 3:49:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
The headline should actually read:

Sex with the types of Americans who go to Tijuana to have sex with hookers, risky for Mexican hookers.

3 posted on 11/29/2007 3:50:09 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

they were more apt to inject drugs and have unprotected sex

And thats the fault of the Johns - why?


4 posted on 11/29/2007 3:50:55 PM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Bobby Bare sang about this in “Tequila Sheila.”


5 posted on 11/29/2007 3:54:20 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SwinneySwitch

thought this was a BJ Klintoon story...


6 posted on 11/29/2007 3:55:15 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (there's a reason it's called the Clinton News Network)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Just doing the jobs Americans won’t do?


7 posted on 11/29/2007 3:56:22 PM PST by RockinRight (Just because you're pro-life and talk about God a lot doesn't mean you're a conservative.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Nasty.


8 posted on 11/29/2007 3:56:41 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

How about they stop hooking? - nah...


9 posted on 11/29/2007 3:57:34 PM PST by bill1952 ("all that we do is done with an eye towards something else." - Aristotle)
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To: RockinRight

Now that’s a low blow.


10 posted on 11/29/2007 3:57:43 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: SwinneySwitch

You get what you pay for.


11 posted on 11/29/2007 3:59:16 PM PST by Global2010 ( Hmmmmmmm)
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To: RockinRight

HA! Perfect.


12 posted on 11/29/2007 4:00:50 PM PST by raynearhood ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Did it reveal in the story that 50% of prostitutes, when asked questions about their sexual habits, lie to scholars who waste tax payer money?


13 posted on 11/29/2007 4:01:01 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: SwinneySwitch

I guess they’re doing the jobs Americans won’t do.


14 posted on 11/29/2007 4:01:05 PM PST by Rove04
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To: cripplecreek

Somehow I don’t think this is high on the prositutes list.

I would imagine money is their no. 1 priority.


15 posted on 11/29/2007 4:03:27 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: cripplecreek

They should add LA to this story....the disease rates have skyrocketed


16 posted on 11/29/2007 4:04:14 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: SwinneySwitch

What about the donkeys?


17 posted on 11/29/2007 4:05:21 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

This is about as true as last week’s article saying that Mexican illegals have no negative impact on America’s healthcare system.


18 posted on 11/29/2007 4:05:38 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: SwinneySwitch

An American would have to be nuts to go to Tijuana and have unprotected sex with a $30 whore. I suppose it’s the heterosexual analog to the bughunters in the gay community. Yuk factor max.


19 posted on 11/29/2007 4:06:41 PM PST by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: SwinneySwitch

So this feminazi reporterette thinks the johns are putting the infected whores at risk? there’s some typical RAT thinking.


20 posted on 11/29/2007 4:13:35 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: SwinneySwitch
Prostitutes received about $30 an hour for their participation in the study

So they were paid the "unprotected" study rate...

21 posted on 11/29/2007 4:14:12 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: SwinneySwitch
*Anyone*,*anywhere* who engages in prostitution deserves everything that he/she gets.*Anyone*,*anywhere* who patronizes prostitutes deserves everything that he/she gets.
22 posted on 11/29/2007 4:15:08 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I had to read your post twice! lol


23 posted on 11/29/2007 4:17:23 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: toddlintown

I want money to do a study on the risk of getting kicked in the head by a mule while having sex with a mexican hooker....sheeesh!studies...


24 posted on 11/29/2007 4:20:51 PM PST by Minnesoootan
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To: Gay State Conservative
*Anyone*,*anywhere* who engages in prostitution deserves everything that he/she gets.*Anyone*,*anywhere* who patronizes prostitutes deserves everything that he/she gets.
Overly simplistic and trite.

Many, if not most, prostitutes are forced into it. Especially in places like Mexico.

Are you saying people who are sexual slaves "deserve" it?
25 posted on 11/29/2007 4:22:18 PM PST by ketsu
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To: SwinneySwitch
Sex with Americans risky for Mexican hookers

...Because we might crush them with our weight?

26 posted on 11/29/2007 4:25:51 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: bigjoesaddle; FryingPan101; AnimalLover; backtothestreets; Olephart; pulaskibush; ...

Old Mexico ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


27 posted on 11/29/2007 4:30:14 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: colorado tanker

> An American would have to be nuts to go to Tijuana and have unprotected sex with a $30 whore

That’s why I do my traveling to Haiti.


28 posted on 11/29/2007 4:30:34 PM PST by glorgau
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To: RDTF

(I figured I might need to add a “pun alert”). :-)


29 posted on 11/29/2007 4:30:52 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: ketsu
Are you saying people who are sexual slaves "deserve" it?

Sexual slaves? I didn't see any mention of slavery.I don't know if such a thing exists but I suppose it could.So I'll rephrase my comment....*Anyone* who voluntarily engages in prostitution..."

And as for my (revised) comment being trite....prostitution (particularly in the Third World) results in hundreds of thousands...if not millions...of deaths.

Trite? Not by my definition of the word.

30 posted on 11/29/2007 4:32:45 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: glorgau
LOL!
31 posted on 11/29/2007 4:33:28 PM PST by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: Gay State Conservative
*Anyone*,*anywhere* who engages in prostitution deserves everything that he/she gets.*Anyone*,*anywhere* who patronizes prostitutes deserves everything that he/she gets.

I bought some arse in Palma, Spain (Mallorca) at a bona fide 'ho house (complete with crushed velvet upholstery) when I was a young lad in the Navy. For $40, all I got was a good friggin time. Glad to know, now, that I deserved it. ;)

32 posted on 11/29/2007 4:33:40 PM PST by Impugn (I am standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.)
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To: Impugn

May I assume that your experience occurred before the letters “AIDS” became something more than a random collection of letters.


33 posted on 11/29/2007 4:37:08 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Anyone*,*anywhere* who patronizes prostitutes deserves everything that he/she gets.

Five dolla MPC, no VD, No MP, there were many, many, who left with smiles, and really liked what they got.

34 posted on 11/29/2007 4:40:40 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Sexual slaves? I didn't see any mention of slavery.I don't know if such a thing exists but I suppose it could.So I'll rephrase my comment....*Anyone* who voluntarily engages in prostitution..."

And as for my (revised) comment being trite....prostitution (particularly in the Third World) results in hundreds of thousands...if not millions...of deaths.

Trite? Not by my definition of the word.
trite: lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale: the trite phrases in his letter.
Your comments sound trite to me.

Second how many "voluntary" prostitutes do you think there are in a place like Tijuana? Pimps specialize in picking up the vulnerable(via fake jobs, pretending to be nice to runaways etc...), beating them into submission and then turning them out on the street. Is that "voluntary"?
35 posted on 11/29/2007 4:43:13 PM PST by ketsu
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To: Gay State Conservative
May I assume that your experience occurred before the letters “AIDS” became something more than a random collection of letters.

Nah. Was 1989 or so. Truth be told it was probably the most "sanitary" sex I ever had. A real professional outfit. I'm certain that my various adventures at Penn State were far more hazardous.

36 posted on 11/29/2007 4:43:54 PM PST by Impugn (I am standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Just infecting those hookers the Mexican men won’t infect.


37 posted on 11/29/2007 4:44:49 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: ketsu

Doing the infecting Americans will no longer do...


38 posted on 11/29/2007 4:47:00 PM PST by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

occurred before the letters “AIDS”
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If that was the case, then it would’ve only cost him 20 bucks, not forty.


39 posted on 11/29/2007 4:48:00 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: SwinneySwitch

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

I wonder how much it costs if you want double condoms... or triple.


40 posted on 11/29/2007 4:48:37 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

There is always the donkey.


41 posted on 11/29/2007 4:49:52 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Join me for the Million Minutemen March --- Summer 2008!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Sex with Americans risky for Mexican hookers

It takes two to tango.
I remember that in the late 1970s (or early 1980s), the public health
officials in Oklahoma got a shock:
a sudden and significant rise in the number of syphilis cases
in Oklahoma City.

After some tracking-down, it turned out that most of the cases
had a common geographical origin:
"Boys Town", the home base for "working girls" in Matamoros, Mexico.

With enough publicity and work by the public health folks,
these fellows that had a good time in "Boys Town" were soon treated
and the syphilis rate went down to what was the usual "background"
level for the preceding decades.
42 posted on 11/29/2007 4:50:16 PM PST by VOA
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To: going hot
Five dolla MPC, no VD, No MP, there were many, many, who left with smiles, and really liked what they got.

I may have to consult Urban Dictionary or something to figure out what you said...haha.

43 posted on 11/29/2007 4:51:46 PM PST by Impugn (I am standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.)
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To: going hot
Five dolla MPC, no VD, No MP, there were many, many, who left with smiles, and really liked what they got.

Again,this was before AIDS,correct? Things are different today,I'd say.Have you ever seen anyone in the advanced stages of AIDS? I have,*many* times(during my 20 year tenure at a major hospital with a *huge* homosexual patient population).

Trust me....it ain't pretty.It's so ugly,in fact,that if I ever faced a choice of time with a hooker and time spent "otherwise"....I'd choose "otherwise".Every single time.

However,YMMV.

44 posted on 11/29/2007 4:59:18 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Why is taxpayer funding at the University of California San Diego being used to study hookers in Mexico? Are Mexican universities spending money to study hookers in the U.S.? The kind of judgment that results in “studies” like this being funded needs to be purged from our universities. And now that we have this information, how is it going to be used? I can’t imagine the hookers will stop hooking, or the johns will stop doing what they do. Steffanie Strathdee is running a racket.


45 posted on 11/29/2007 5:00:07 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Impugn
I may have to consult Urban Dictionary or something to figure out what you said...haha.

I think an English-Vietnamese dictionary is what you need.

46 posted on 11/29/2007 5:00:38 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: ketsu
Many, if not most, prostitutes are forced into it.

ha! so you're sayin' they had a gun to their heads?

47 posted on 11/29/2007 5:11:41 PM PST by wildwood
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To: wildwood
ha! so you're sayin' they had a gun to their heads?
What getting beaten and "turned out" by your pimp isn't enough for you? :roll:
48 posted on 11/29/2007 5:28:10 PM PST by ketsu
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To: RockinRight

I was thinking that they were giving us jobs for a change..


49 posted on 11/29/2007 5:30:55 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: ketsu
yeah, that's right, MOST prostitutes are forced into it. yeah, right.

night night, sleepy head.

50 posted on 11/29/2007 5:55:49 PM PST by wildwood
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