Many doctors thought magic ritual provides means of transfer of blood and secretion from person to person. Women have been known to introduce menstrual blood into the food and drink of their partner to prevent them from straying". Local interpretations of aids often hinged on allegations of sorcery. In 1982 us public health officials inferred that haitians qua haitians were some way at risk of aids and suggested they would research to find the culprit. Aids was leading cause of death among adults between 20-49. Research present there left little doubt that in urban haiti, at least a new state of immunodeficiency was striking increasing numbers of young adults, especially men. There were many haitian and american men who had aids and the researchers were confused with causes but knew it was caused by the same organism. Port au prince was common place for male and female prostitution.