May 23, 2012
Sex Tourism in South Asia Boosts HIV Rates in Australia
Sex tourism in Thailand, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea is
causing an increase in HIV rates in Queensland, Australia, the Courier Mail
reports. In 2010, Queensland recorded its highest number of new HIV cases, and
public health specialists warn that the numbers are still rising. According to
the Australian Medical Association, the increase is likely due to young men
traveling to neighboring countries on holiday and taking part in the booming
sex tourism trade. The health ministry is considering moving funds to raise
awareness about the increase in HIV rates.
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