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    Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    CNN) -- Advocates for sex workers in South Africa have warned that this summer's World Cup could be a public health disaster.

    With up to half a million football fans expected to visit South Africa for the World Cup, and up to half of South Africa's prostitutes carrying the HIV virus, there have been calls for the country to decriminalize prostitution to help tackle the spread of HIV.

    Eric Harper, director of the Cape Town-based Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), told CNN that the World Cup would inevitably lead to a demand for sex workers.

    "And where there's demand there will be a supply," Harper told CNN. "It could be a potential recipe for disaster both for the clients and the sex workers," he added.
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    What better way to weed out idiots than this? You think I'm being a jerk with this, but think about it. The HIV rate among the paid ladies is around 50%. So if you're DUMB enough to pay for their services... you get what you deserve.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

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    What better way to weed out idiots than this? You think I'm being a jerk with this, but think about it. The HIV rate among the paid ladies is around 50%. So if you're DUMB enough to pay for their services... you get what you deserve.
    So your for legalizing prostitution now? Hear I though you were for victimless crimes.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV - CNN.com


    What better way to weed out idiots than this? You think I'm being a jerk with this, but think about it. The HIV rate among the paid ladies is around 50%. So if you're DUMB enough to pay for their services... you get what you deserve.
    ...except the people who get the disease from prostitutes probably aren't the kind of people who are just going to sit at home until they die. They're more likely to spread it to OTHER people.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    With a half million fans, let's assume that 5% patronize prostitutes - 25,000. Assume that 50% are smart and use condoms. Since the odds of contracting HIV from unprotected sex with an infected female are 1 in 2000, that means there should be about six people who contract HIV thanks to the World Cup. Roughly.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    With a half million fans, let's assume that 5% patronize prostitutes - 25,000. Assume that 50% are smart and use condoms. Since, the odds of contracting HIV from unprotected sex with an infected female is 1 in 2000, that means there should be about six people who contract HIV thanks to the World Cup. Roughly.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    With a half million fans, let's assume that 5% patronize prostitutes - 25,000. Assume that 50% are smart and use condoms. Since, the odds of contracting HIV from unprotected sex with an infected female is 1 in 2000, that means there should be about six people who contract HIV thanks to the World Cup. Roughly.

    Amazing how assumptions tend to work out JUST right for you.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    ...except the people who get the disease from prostitutes probably aren't the kind of people who are just going to sit at home until they die. They're more likely to spread it to OTHER people.
    Oh, so that means what?
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    So your for legalizing prostitution now? Hear I though you were for victimless crimes.
    Hear? Really?


    I'm for banning it all together. Why is it you people think the answer to wrong/immoral/dangerous and DUMB behavior is to legalize it?

    That boggles the mind to be frankly honest.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
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    If I were being anal, the transmission rate would go up to 1 in 200.
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    Re: Fears that World Cup could increase spread of HIV

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Amazing how assumptions tend to work out JUST right for you.
    What's "right" for me? Do you have any idea, or are you just unhappy that I pissed on your "yay the immoral are getting AIDS!" parade?

    If you don't like it, you can come up with your own numbers.
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