Cruising for sex on Craigslist personal resulted in a To my shock, I found out almost all the were hookup. The econometric method used by Chan and Ghose has the equivalent effect of comparing HIV trends across markets with and without Craigslist, and before and after Craigslist exists in these locations. They also compared the HIV rate against the of personal in contrast to the of placed by escorts in a separate Craigslist section for professional services.
The study found that HIV incidence began to increase about a year after Craigslist entered a market, then climbed through the study period. Chan said the one-year delay makes sense, because it takes time for the to reach a critical mass and for those infected to seek help. Curiously, the association between Craigslist and HIV occurred only with respect to personal — not professional escort services.
Chan figures that sex workers took more precautions than people seeking sex in a social context. Please report suspected exploitation of minors. The study was unable to differentiate between the various of personalsuch as men looking for men, women looking for men and other permutations.
It makes sense that this group is the most likely to be affected. The study employed a standard methodology that has been used to investigate other questions, such as the effect online book reviews have on sales. She said about 40 percent of respondents used the apps primarily to meet men for sex, but many also report using them for romance, to make friends or out of boredom.
Dan Browning has worked as a reporter and editor since He ed the Star Tribune in and now covers greater Minnesota. His expertise includes investigative reporting, public records, data analysis and legal affairs. Home All Sections.
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