Thailand News! SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Unsafe sex blamed for tourists  

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8/3/2005 10:42 pm

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Thailand News! SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Unsafe sex blamed for tourists

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Unsafe sex blamed for tourists' STDs

Report: Some get HIV travelling in THAILAND.

A senior helth official blamed unsafe sex by foreign tourists for a news report that many young tourists, particularly those from Britain and Germany, went home with sexually transmitted diseased (STD), includin HIV.

The Acting permanent secreatary of public helth, said the government was already providing free condoms in about 60,000 places which offered sexual services.

Also, a compaign has been acively conducted to raise public awareness about protective measures in a bid to curb sexually transmitted diseases, He said.

A report said 69% of British-born men with heterosexually acquired HIV were infected through sex while aborad, as were a quarter of women. "Of these men, 22% were probably infected in Thailand," tje re[prt said.

A study was done between 2000 and 2002 of STD infections, such as syphilis and HIV, in young travellers and sex tourists.

Moreover, a study of male German sex tourists in Thailand showed that most were aged 30-40, single, with well-paying jobs.

Of these people, only 30%-40% used condoms, the study showed.

However, The Acting permanent secreatary of public helthn said many of those travellers ignored safe sex practices.

"They might have had sex, without protection, with risk groups such as teenagers and those outside sex services. Such groups still had low protection rates."

From Bangkok Post News Paper, Reuters


Ghostrider580 60M
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8/4/2005 12:43 am

Safe sex all the way!!


onlyrealone 47F

8/4/2005 3:22 am

good guy...


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