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Author Topic: HIV / STD education for a young escort  (Read 1222 times)

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HIV / STD education for a young escort
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:10:47 PM »
I will try to be concise, and I'm not sure if this is the adequate forum, so moderators, please feel free to move this to other forum.

I'm from Mexico, 32 years old, HIV-, with a lot of education about how to avoid and maintain a STD and HIV free live.

I met a very young escort (call girl, prostitute, sex worker, whatever) one month ago, she's 19. A little bit of background:In Mexico the prostitution it is not legal, but it is tolerated, most of CSW are not HIV positive, but regularly they don't do STD test exams, they don't need any permission to work, and they don't received the best education in how they can take care of their health.

She's very naive and really, she knows very little about HIV and STD. At least she uses condoms for every vaginal and oral sex she does (she does not do anal).

I proposed to her to educate her about the exams that she needs periodically (I will pay the first ones), and also pay for the vaccines that she needs (HPV and Hepatitis B). I also proposed to find her a good gynecologist, as she will need to see her / him periodically (specially for the HPV revision). The price for all this exams and vaccines is not a problem for me.

My question is and based in their experience: Am i doing right? Or there is something else I should do? Or I should do nothing?

It is the first time that I wanted to help an escort girl (most of them are much older, and they are very far beyond any advice I can give them to them).

Thank you and regards,

Alex




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Re: HIV / STD education for a young escort
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 02:26:33 PM »
The risk factors for HIV are as follows ...

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

As long as condoms are being used correctly and consistently for vaginal and anal sex you will avoid HIV . its that simple . Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

If you are sincere in mentoring a young life I would consider helping her find suitable , safe and sustainable work OUTSIDE of the sex trade . 

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Re: HIV / STD education for a young escort
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 05:32:08 PM »
If you are sincere in mentoring a young life I would consider helping her find suitable , safe and sustainable work OUTSIDE of the sex trade .

Thanks Jeff, I agree completely with all that you have said, and I think that meanwhile she always uses condoms for vaginal and oral, she is at least in low risk for HIV.

In your last paragraph, you made a very good point and I will tell you the situation here in Mexico City:

Unfortunately, the economic situation here for many people is very difficult. I'd talk about myself a little bit: I studied an engineering degree, and I have a masters in control theory. I worked for a very important company in telecom here. My salary per month is $24,000.00 MXN ($1846 USD), for 40 hours of work per week, 160 hours of work per month. Considering this, my salary per hour is $11.53 USD. I also give a university class, per 4 hours a week they paid me $160 USD per month.

She charges per service $1300 MXN ($100 USD) per one hour. She did not finish her high school. If she prefer to find a suitable and safe work, probably she will earn between $3500 and $6000 MXN per month ($270 USD and $461 USD respectively).

The sex trade here in Mexico City is not as dangerous as Tijuana per example, because most of CSW are not   IV drug users and MSM population usually don't use their services. (In Mexico City, 20% of MSM have HIV). But many older escorts that I have know develop other kind of issues, usually anxiety, depression,  smoke and alcohol addiction.

I will considering offer her mentoring, and I will talk about this case again in a couple of months. For me, since 6 months ago, I stopped to use escorts services. I'm not a saint, and I always treated them like human beings.

Alex


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Re: HIV / STD education for a young escort
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 05:48:04 PM »
Im not judging her for doing what she has to do to survive but I do hate the fact that she is being exploited and put in harms way in a business that is dangerous both physically and emotionally . You need not justify anything more to me , its not necessary or a part of what we do here . I spoke my mind because I care and I'm concerned , that's all . 

To get back on point . Use condoms for anal and vaginal sex and have regular sexual healthcare checkups for all std's , more than this I can not offer .

 


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