Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

Malaysian City Mulls STD Screening for Foreign Masseuses

March 22, 2010

The Borneo city of Miri is considering requiring all foreign masseuses to undergo mandatory screening for STDs. The Star newspaper reported that the proposal was made following the revelation that several foreign women working in massage parlors had tested positive for HIV. The policy would require masseuses to undergo blood tests every six months. "Foot massage centers are mushrooming all over our city," said Mayor Lawrence Lai. "There are those that are licensed, but there are also many operating illegally. [We're] very worried that these places may become centers for spreading [STDs]." In addition, surprise inspections will help authorities identify undocumented workers and unlicensed operators, Lai said. Increasingly, complaints suggest more of the businesses are offering sexual services.

Back to other news for March 2010

Adapted from:
Deutsche Presse-Agentur
03.18.2010


  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

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.
 
See Also
Malaysia and HIV/AIDS
Advertisement:
Find out how a Walgreens specially trained pharmacist can help you

Tools
 

Advertisement