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Community mobilization, empowerment and HIV prevention among female sex workers in south India

Blanchard, AK; Mohan, HL; Shahmanesh, M; Prakash, R; Isac, S; Ramesh, BM; Bhattacharjee, P; ... Blanchard, JF; + view all (2013) Community mobilization, empowerment and HIV prevention among female sex workers in south India. BMC Public Health , 13 , Article 234. 10.1186/1471-2458-13-234. Green open access

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Abstract

While community mobilization has been widely endorsed as an important component of HIV prevention among vulnerable populations such as female sex workers (FSWs), there is uncertainty as to the mechanism through which it impacts upon HIV risk. We explored the hypothesis that individual and collective empowerment of FSW is an outcome of community mobilization, and we examined the means through which HIV risk and vulnerability reduction as well as personal and social transformation are achieved.

Type: Article
Title: Community mobilization, empowerment and HIV prevention among female sex workers in south India
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-234
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-234
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 Blanchard et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC3621162
Keywords: Adult, Community Networks, Empirical Research, Female, HIV Infections, Health Promotion, Humans, India, Power (Psychology), Program Evaluation, Risk Reduction Behavior, Sex Workers, Social Change
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1399283
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