Are registered prostitutes HIV free? Dec 3, Some people say the chances are relatively lower to contract HIV disease if they engage sex activaty with registered prostitutes. As far as I know many countries including USA allow some licensed brothels or red light district to do bussiness.
All the protitutes there must be registered and have to be screened or checked up periodically by the local government to ensure they are health enough to provide sex services. Thank you for your question. Some countries do have legalized and regulated prostitution. Because I am not familiar with the rules and regulations of legalized prostitution outside of the USA, I cannot tell you how safe it is.
It's impossible to screen for every STD , so to be on the safe side, whether you're having sex with a "registered" prostitute or not, use condoms for protection. They may not be. Also, some countries may tolerate prostitution, but it may not be legal, and the prostitutes may not be tested at all. In the United States, the only legal and regulated prostitution is in the state of Nevada. And even in Nevada, not all prostitution is legal. In Nevada, prostitution is only legal in licensed brothels, and only in certain rural counties.
Street prostitutes, and prostitution through escort services and massage parlors, are also NOT legal in Nevada. If they are found positive for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or Syphilis, they cannot begin work until they are adequately treated, followed-up, and test negative on a subsequent test.
For HIV, they are barred from working for life. There have been brothel applicants who have tested positive for HIV. Because of their HIV positive status, they were prohibited from working at all. Under Nevada law, once a prostitute begins working in the legal brothels, they are tested weekly for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and monthly for Syphilis and HIV. If they are found positive for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or Syphilis, they are immediately prohibited from working, and cannot return to work until they are adequately treated, followed-up, and test negative on a subsequent test.
For HIV, they would be immediately barred from working for life. To date, no actively working legal brothel prostitute has ever tested HIV positive. However, from time to time, there are cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and rarely Syphilis, among active brothel workers. Nevada law also requires that latex condoms must be used during all sexual activity. This is for two reasons. They can sometimes break, slip off, or leak. Also, it's impossible to test for every STD ahead of time.
And STD's won't immediately show positive on a test. For example, for diseases like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis, it may take several weeks before the person shows positive on the test. In the case of HIV, it can take as long as 6 months to show positive on the test.
And they cannot work if they are positive. Also, they must use latex condoms during all sexual actitivies. Illegal prostitutes often don't use condoms, and they don't have to get tested for anything. This includes prostitutes working for escort services and massage parlors.
Having sex with a legal prostitute can often be safer than having sex with a woman you met in a bar or at a party. This is again because many non-prostitutes don't use protection and don't get tested like legal prostitutes do. But they can still have multiple, even numerous, sexual partners.
Some may get tested, others not. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.