News of: Tuesday, January 24 2006,
Research has shown that on average 7% of the Amsterdam prostitutes carry the hiv virus, that can cause AIDS.
For the investigation a sample of 242 prostitutes were examined.
The virus occurs more often with transsexual prostitutes (17%), and also more often with prostitutes who use drugs (11%, versus 3% for prostitutes who don't use drugs). Of the prostitutes who operate behind windows in the Red light district, 4% was infected.
Also, 52 clients were tested, in order to find out how they could best be reached with information. None of them were infected.