When ivy tower researchers Anindya Ghose and Jason Chan started trolling New York City personal ads on Craigslist, they were working off a pretty solid hypothesis. Could the seediest of seedy hookup sites coincide with rising HIV rates? You bet.
After looking at data from 33 states over a decade, Ghose and Chan skyrocketed to the top of Craigslist's hate list when they recently published a study concluding that Craigslists' arrival in cities across the nation heralded an average 16 percent increase in HIV infections.
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