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HIV Virus Infects Vietnamese Prostitutes

February 20, 2001

A new report reveals that over one-fifth of commercial sex workers in Vietnam are infected with HIV, up significantly from just two years ago. The findings are based on a survey conducted late last year by the Vietnamese ministry of labor and social affairs on 13,600 prostitutes.


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Adapted from:
Washington Times (www.washtimes.com)
02/18/01; P. A10


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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