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Close Gay Bathhouses, for Public Health's Sake

March 27, 2004

Re "Rising Rate of HIV Infection Renews Bathhouse Debate," March 23: The health department is considering tougher enforcement of existing laws. HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are on the increase. Gay bathhouses and sex clubs often don't offer condoms or information on safe sex. Let me ask a politically incorrect question. What is the problem? Shut them down!

How can it be lawful for a same-sex person to pay to get into a public establishment to have sex when it is against the law for women of ill repute to be paid for their trade? Prostitutes are put in jail and their customers' cars are impounded. HIV is a deadly disease and is known to be transmitted to women and children. The health department should shut down the gay bathhouses and sex clubs.

Sheila Erlanson

Long Beach

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