4251.0 Women's work and risk factors for STI and HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The location of sexually oriented businesses in residential neighborhoods and commercial zones often provokes controversy about potential health risks to local communities. However, the health risks of women working in sexually oriented businesses, such as strip clubs, are often overlooked compared to the focus on the potential impact on neighborhood residents. Panelists will discuss the vulnerability of female employees in adult entertainment businesses and correlates of injuries and violence. The risks of intimate partner violence and risk for sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS will be presented to inform public health interventions to reduce risk.
Session Objectives: Explore the health impact of strip clubs on neighborhoods and female exotic dancers Characterize the prevalence and nature of occupational injuries and violence among adult club employees and its relationship with substance abuse and healthcare access Explore the factors that facilitate women's entry into the exotic dance profession, and how these factors relate to risk for HIV infection.

Exotic Dance in Baltimore: From Entry to HIV risk
Pamela Lilleston, MHS, Jacqueline Reuben, MHS and Susan Sherman, PhD
From violence to selling sex: Can sex work be empowering for women who have experienced inter-personal violence?
Shonali M. Choudhury, PhD, MMH, Debbie Anglade, MSN, RN, LHRM, CPHQ, CCM and Kyuwon Park, MS, RN

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Labor Caucus, Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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