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Prostitutes Help Buy AIDS Diagnosis Gear

December 13, 1987|From Reuters

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Prostitutes in the Turkish town of Nazilli expect trade to pick up since they helped to buy AIDS diagnosis equipment for the local hospital.

The Anatolian news agency quoted the hospital chief, Dr. Hasan Yildirim, as saying the women contributed over half the cost of the $650,000 equipment.

He said none of the women tested positive for the virus which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. One prostitute said the clean bill of health would boost their business in the prosperous western town.

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