Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 28th, 2004
The action follows a federally funded study of two Los Angeles bathhouses in 2001 and 2002 that found 11% of the patrons tested positive for HIV, double the rate for gay men nationwide and nearly seven times that of the general public.
"We certainly have a public health risk," said Jonathan Fielding, MD, the county's public health director. He estimated the commercial sex venues attract 600,000 patrons a year.
The county has the authority...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of TB and Outbreaks Week