14 sex workers positive of STD PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:07

The City Health Office have discovered 14 sex workers positive of sexually transmitted disease (STD) during an outreach activity carried out on different night spots in the city.

The monitoring and outreach activity was conducted by the CHO led by Dr. Kibtiya Uddin backed up by the City Police Office’s Anti-Vice Section headed by Sr. Insp. Arturo Alejandro last Tuesday night on all entertainment establishments operating with sex workers.

A police report disclosed that the CHO and the Anti-Vice Section sponsored counseling and health examination to 29 bar workers including some free-lancers 14 of whom were found positive of STD.
The 14 sex workers were advised to undergo treatment under the program of the government in preventing and curing STDs.

The CHO personnel reminded all bar girls and free-lancers to visit the office weekly for their regular check-up and to secure health card for them to work in night bars.

The monitoring and testing of bar workers are being carried out by the CHO in coordination with the police as part of the government’s program against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. — Dan Toribio Jr.