Prostitution in Haiti

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Prostitution in Haiti is illegal,[1][2] but the country used to be a premier destination in the 1970s for sex tourism for adults.

Haiti suffers from extreme poverty, with much of the population living on less than a dollar a day; those with no other resources often turn to prostitution.[3][3][4][5] Haiti has the highest cases of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region estimated to be at about a 1.8 percent prevalence as of 2013.[6] An analysis of the causes of death, which started when hospital death certificates began to be collected in 1997, shows that AIDS was the leading cause of death in the country,[7] but as of 2010, this has been reduced to only a 1 percent cause of death, as disaster-related issues has been the leading cause at 66 percent.[8]

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  1. ^ "Haiti". 2006-03-08. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  2. ^ "HIV/AIDS: Latin America & Caribbean" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Americas | Fears over Haiti child 'abuse'". BBC News. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Americas | Fears over Haiti child 'abuse'". BBC News. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  5. ^ Younge, Gary (2005-09-26). "Haitian children sold as cheap labourers and prostitutes for little more than £50 | World news". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Caribbean HIV & AIDS Statistics". 
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  8. ^ "CDC in Haiti" (PDF). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2014.