Quoted in Espino, p. The low level of infection and the relatively inexpensive price of sex have made the island popular with foreigners as a sex tourism destination. In Spain alone, twenty flights leave for Havana every week, carrying to the Caribbean island a yearly total of some , single male tourists, all in search of cut-price sex. In , pimping was outlawed. After the Spanish—American War , there were attempts to set up "zonas de tolerancia", effectively red-light districts for commercial sex. Colonial period[ edit ] The country, and Havana in particular, has often been associated with prostitution in foreign eyes. Cuba holds unique allure for Western sex tourists. According to United Nations sources, the early detection of the virus has been assisted by the country's free primary care clinics. The government reported foreign national sex trafficking victims in Cuba. Pedophiles are an obvious example of this type of sex tourist, but more common are men who have a preference for experiencing multiple, anonymous sexual encounters with teenagers and women in their early 20s. In , the country had thirteen AIDS sanatoriums , and a stay of between three and six months in one was compulsory for anyone found to be HIV positive. Those who do so do it on their own, voluntarily, and without any need for it.