HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) is a serious problem and is on the rise in the Philippines. Amongst those more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections are the macho dancers, virtually lowly-educated and poorly aware of the dangers posed by these diseases now crippling thousands of Filipinos today.
There are dancers who reluctantly give in to the desires of sex-starved people, homosexuals in particular, and it is when they come into unprotected genital contact with strangers that they are at risk of contracting Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, HIV, and HPV. The fourth is transmittable through oral sex, which act causes throat cancer. Strippers who constantly engage in oral sex will eventually develop throat cancer.
Strippers are encouraged to practice safe, protected sex and to get tested for STDs on a regular basis to check if they are infected.
Unknown to the public, Club Mankind regularly conducts HIV tests for its macho dancers and the Gonogran commends the establishment for going the extra mile for its over-worked entertainers. Let’s hope other male entertainment bars will do the same thing for their employees.