Assessment of Vulnerability of Female Sex Workers in Southeast Asia to HIV Infection

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Title:
Assessment of Vulnerability of Female Sex Workers in Southeast Asia to HIV Infection
Author:
Bala, Shruti
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
HIV/AIDS is more than a health issue. It can affect anyone -- men, women, and children. It is a fundamental threat to development and places the political stability and economic security of developing countries at risk. An analysis of the HIV situation in Southeast Asia among high risk population, specifically sex workers, highlights that political leadership, active health systems, resources, and community level ownership are key elements in the fight against HIV. Sex workers, both formal and informal, are vulnerable to HIV infection due to multiple partners and inconsistent condom use, injecting drug use, migration and mobility, and social and economic factors. In the past two decades, interventions such as the 100% Condom Policy and empowerment and capacity building programs have reduced the vulnerability of HIV infection among sex workers. The increasing movement of sex workers between the countries in Southeast Asia has raised concerns regarding the transmission of HIV. It is necessary to address HIV infection among sex workers from a regional perspective, taking into account the political, social, and economic situation of respective countries. HIV/AIDS is not an issue restricted to the health center alone -- it requires a multi-sectorial approach that combines policy, education, empowerment, health, and gender equity.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleAssessment of Vulnerability of Female Sex Workers in Southeast Asia to HIV Infectionen_US
dc.creatorBala, Shrutien_US
dc.contributor.authorBala, Shrutien_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractHIV/AIDS is more than a health issue. It can affect anyone -- men, women, and children. It is a fundamental threat to development and places the political stability and economic security of developing countries at risk. An analysis of the HIV situation in Southeast Asia among high risk population, specifically sex workers, highlights that political leadership, active health systems, resources, and community level ownership are key elements in the fight against HIV. Sex workers, both formal and informal, are vulnerable to HIV infection due to multiple partners and inconsistent condom use, injecting drug use, migration and mobility, and social and economic factors. In the past two decades, interventions such as the 100% Condom Policy and empowerment and capacity building programs have reduced the vulnerability of HIV infection among sex workers. The increasing movement of sex workers between the countries in Southeast Asia has raised concerns regarding the transmission of HIV. It is necessary to address HIV infection among sex workers from a regional perspective, taking into account the political, social, and economic situation of respective countries. HIV/AIDS is not an issue restricted to the health center alone -- it requires a multi-sectorial approach that combines policy, education, empowerment, health, and gender equity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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