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Some Like It Hot

Body Snatchers

Sleeping With the Enemy

Out on a Lymphoma

ADAP or Perish

When Chemo Calls

Cliff Hanger

No Ordinary Patsy

Over Bite

Outlandish Behavior

Film Freak

Where to Find It

Milking It

Out of Africa

Nuke Wars

Cheap Sex

What a Croc

A Sari State

Karate Kid

Play Safe

Shot in the Arm

The Page Is the Rage


To the Editor

Touching Tale

Say What

Cosmo Confessions

Full of Spunk

POZ Picks

The Art of War


Bull Market

Final Analysis

The Secret Origin of Positoid

Wheels of Love

Party Favors

Cervix Service

Don’t Be So Sensitive

Hair Goes!

Hear Her Roar

Smear Campaign

If You Buy One Book...

Camp Heartland

Ladies First

New Drug watch

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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June 1998

Cheap Sex

by Staff

Unhappy hookers

A prostitute with HIV topped Italy's most-unwanted list, following reports that she had unprotected sex with thousands of unwitting johns. Rome was buzzing after the media ran a snapshot of the woman, Giuseppina Barbieri, 49, accompanied by a buyers-beware alert and a call for former clients to get tested for HIV. A hotline set up by police in Ravenna, the hooker's hometown, was clogged with more than 1,000 calls on the first day, as news stories revealed that Barbieri was famous for doing it without a condom. Barbieri, who is under police investigation while being treated for HIV in a Ravenna hospital, has allegedly been positive for two years. Italian AIDS researchers and activists slammed the hooker hysteria, and said customers ought to be responsible enough to don a love glove.

Just southeast of the boot, Israel's Health Ministry is trying to persuade a 70-something, HIV positive prostitute to close shop. Reportedly, the woman sells it for 10 shekels ($2.80), doesn't make clients wear rubbers and does most of her business with teens due to her cheap rates. "We don't know how many people have been infected by her. She is a danger by the minute," said AIDS activist Inon Schenker.

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