Taipei, A Thai woman who entered Taiwan March 11 on a visitor visa and was detained by Taitung County police for engaging in sex work was recently confirmed to be infected with HIV, the county's Public Health Bureau reported Tuesday.
The sex worker, who is 24-years-old and used the name Patty, sought out clients using social media platform LINE and could have had dozens of customers, the bureau said in a statement.
The woman has since been repatriated to Thailand, the bureau said, while advising those who had unprotected sex with her from March 13-22 to get tested for HIV within three months.
Free HIV and syphilis tests are available at public health centers around Taiwan or at a number of clinics that provide anonymous HIV testing around the country. Further information can be found at http://goo.gl/qk6z3Y or HIV/AIDS information service hotline: 089-352995.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel