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HIV/AIDS risk among female sex workers who use crack in Southern Brazil.

TitleHIV/AIDS risk among female sex workers who use crack in Southern Brazil.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMalta, Monica, Simone Monteiro, Rosa Maria Jeronymo Lima, Suzana Bauken, Aliamar de Marco, Gleisse Cristine Zuim, Francisco Inacio Bastos, Merrill Singer, and Steffanie Anne Strathdee
JournalRevista de saúde pública
Date Published2008 Oct
KeywordsAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adolescent, Adult, Brazil, Cocaine-Related Disorders, Condoms, Crack Cocaine, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, HIV Infections, Humans, Prostitution, Qualitative Research, Risk Assessment, Risk-Taking, Self Concept, Sex Offenses, Sexual Behavior, Socioeconomic Factors, Vulnerable Populations, Young Adult
AbstractTo understand the social context of female sex workers who use crack and its impact on HIV/AIDS risk behaviors. METHODODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES: Qualitative study carried out in Foz do Iguaçu, Southern Brazil, in 2003. Twenty-six in-depth interviews and two focus groups were carried out with female commercial sex workers who frequently use crack. In-depth interviews with health providers, community leaders and public policy managers, as well as field observations were also conducted. Transcript data was entered into Atlas.ti software and grounded theory methodology was used to analyze the data and develop a conceptual model as a result of this study.
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