Prostitution and HIV risk behavior.

M. G. Shedlin, D. Oliver

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The authors discuss prostitution as a high-risk behavior for HIV infection and transmission, using data from interviews with prostitutes in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and New York City. "The primary objective is to share some of the information gained in research interviews and street work so that it can be utilized to assist efforts at reaching such high risk behavior populations with appropriate AIDS prevention information, testing, counseling and health services." Factors considered include prostitute characteristics, the pimp, perceived roles of the prostitute, power and control, risky sexual practices, and knowledge, attitudes, and behavior relating to AIDS. excerpt

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-172
Number of pages16
JournalAdvances in population : psychosocial perspectives
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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