Multiple risks among male and transgender sex workers in Pakistan

Collumbien, Martine, Chow, Jaime, Qureshi, Ayaz Ahmed, Rabbani, Aliya and Hawkes, Sarah (2009) Multiple risks among male and transgender sex workers in Pakistan. Journal of LGBT Health Research, 4 (2-3). pp. 71-79. ISSN 1557-4091

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Abstract

Using data from a qualitative study and a subsequent quantitative survey among 918 male and transgender sex workers (MTSW), we explore the context of multiple risks they face. We show that over one-fifth of MTSW have sex with IDU clients. Combined with high levels of risk behavior and very low levels of risk reduction and knowledge, the extent of sexual networking with men who inject drugs contributes further to the sex workers' health risks. Our findings suggest that isolated interventions with single-risk groups are unlikely to be sufficient to control the spread of the epidemic in Pakistan. We highlight the need for integrated approaches to risk reduction programs among MTSW and IDUs.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ayaz Qureshi
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 07:58
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 07:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47796
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