Sexuality and Development: Brazilian National Response to HIV/AIDS amongst Sex Workers

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Cristina Pimenta, Sonia Corrêa, Ivia Maksud, Soraya Deminicis, and Jose Miguel Olivar
Year: 
2010

The report Sexuality and Development: Brazilian National Response to HIV/AIDS amongst Sex Workers presents the main findings of a case study conducted during 2008-2009 by The Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA), which is one component of a global research initiative sponsored by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) “Sexuality and Development” Program.

The specific objectives of the study were to explore and analyse consistencies and mismatches between existing official Brazilian policy guidelines and programme implementation in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and health care among sex workers.

Contents include:

  • Methods
  • Contextual Analysis
  • Research findings: HIV/AIDS/STD prevention and health care - experience of female prostitutes, sex industry territories, sex workers' perceptions, access to and use of services, prevention, quality of care and discrimination
  • Health programming and service delivery: Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro
  • Perception and attitudes of health managers and professionals
  • Conclusions: permissive policy versus healthcare reality

You can download this 72 page PDF resource above. This resource is in English.