According to Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm at Boston University from Boston University website from search engine :
Asian American women had a higher prevalence of STDs than White women in both 1995 (10.4% vs. 7.7) and 2001 (13.5% vs. 8.3%). The incidence of STDs (not diagnosed with STDs in 1995, but developed STIs in 2001) among Asian American women was also higher than that of White women."
Moreover, the power dynamic between genders became immediately clear. Asian American women were four times more likely to have a STD than their male counterparts. This was shocking, said Hahm, It was so much higher than the males.
She stated, “Asian and Pacific Islander women also have broader interracial dating patterns than Asian American men. This might explain why these women are exposed to higher rates of STDs.”
According to the Banyan Tree Project (a campaign that advocates HIV awareness) website:
- "Asian-American women have the highest rate of increase in new HIV infections - higher than any other ethnic group."
-"The increase in HIV infections has risen alarmingly among Asian American women, and will soon surpass the rate of infections in high-risk populations. "