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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
Philippines Hunts 33 Bar Girls with AIDS Virus

July 6, 1995
Reuters (07/06/95)

Philippine police are searching for 33 HIV-infected bargirls, who are believed to be still working at nightspots. The police are looking for the girls--two of whom have developed AIDS--so they can be turned over to health authorities for counseling. Although national figures show a total of 643 HIV- infected people, estimates of the actual number of HIV carriers are as high as 50,000.