158531 Impact of price and workplace on female sex workers on the border

Monday, November 5, 2007

Adela De la Torre, PhD , Center for Public Policy, Race, Ethnicity & Gender, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Lorena Garcia, Dr PH , Chicana/o Studies, University of Calfornia, Davis, CA
Minya Pu, BS , Dept of Psychiatry, University of California, La Jolla, CA
Thomas Patterson, PhD , Dept of Psychiatry, University of California, La Jolla, CA
Miguel Fraga, MD , Escuela de Medicina, University of California, Tijuana, CA, Mexico
Hortensia Amaro, PhD , Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Jesus Bucardo, MD , Dept of Psychiatry, University of California, La Jolla, CA
Hugo Staines , Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Cuidad Juarez, Juarez, Mexico

The purpose of this paper is to examine the price for sex with and without a condom for female sex workers (FSWs), as well as predictors for these prices, in two Mexican border cities. Data were used from a larger study of adult FSWs in Mexico. Results revealed that in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez the price for sex without a condom was higher than the price of sex with a condom. Key predictors of price for sex without a condom for both sites were age, education, level of sexual power, and type of sex worker. This price incentive effect may be significant over the long term when communities consider the sustainability of prevention and intervention programs to reduce HIV/STD transmission rates.

Learning Objectives:
1. examine the impact of price on condom use 2. assess the determinant of price difference between condom and non condom use 3. analyze the impact of price on HIV interventions

Keywords: HIV Risk Behavior, Economic Analysis

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