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Brown Finds HIV Risks High in Mexico City’s Male Sex Trade

A new study documents the health dangers of the male sex trade in the streets, hotels, and discotheques of Mexico City. Lead author and health economist Dr. Omar Galárraga, assistant professor of health services, policy, and practice in the Brown University School of Public Health is working to reduce the spread of HIV and other diseases in the nation’s community of men who have sex with men. This study, published in the Journal of the International Aids Society finds that sex workers can make 34.5 percent more money for forgoing condoms. This study hopes to counteract that incentive with one of their own.

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