Holly Burkhalter of Physicians for Human Rights, in the speech mentioned above, refers to the work of Dr. Chris Beyrer, a leading epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins. He has linked sex trafficking to the AIDS virus, stating that the new strains of HIV are proving resistant to treatment. Feb 01, 2013 · Studies have documented the substantial risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection endured by sex-trafficked women, but it remains unclear how exposure to trafficking puts its victims at risk. We assessed whether the association between sex Cited by: 26.
Nov 29, 2013 · In the quest to end AIDS, the role of sex trafficking should not be ignored by the public health community – but until recently, it largely was. In India and Nepal, where much of the existing. Jul 04, 2017 · Under UNESCO's special mandate for ethnic and indigenous minorities, the Trafficking and HIV/AIDS Project tackled the linked triad of problems—HIV/AIDS, trafficking, and non-traditional drug use—in the Greater Mekong Subregion, by researching, developing, and implementing programmes which crosscut these issues to address the needs of at-risk and vulnerable populations.
Sex trafficking is not only an atrocious violation of human rights in its own entirety, but it is a huge contributor to the serious growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. Women are especially vulnerable to contracting HIV because of their biology and their status in many societies where HIV is most prevalent. HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND HIV 5 FOREWORD H IV/AIDS and human trafficking threaten human security and human development. Millions of women and girls have been trafficked across borders and within countries in recent years, making human trafficking a global industry that generates an estimated five to seven billion U.S. dollars each year. It is.
The nexus of the global epidemics of sex trafficking and HIV/AIDS primarily manifests in the lives of women and girls. This in-tersection exists in sex trafficking victims’ increased vulnerability to HIV infection, the proliferation of HIV infection through sex trafficking, and the perceived and actual clashes between HIV and sex trafficking prevention efforts. Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally.
Jun 19, 2013 · An Observational Study from Southern India,” published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the researchers interviewed more than 1,814 sex workers in southern India. They found that forced prostitution along with sexual violence explains much of the association between sex trafficking and HIV. The study’s findings include. While HIV/AIDS poses a major risk to victims of sex trafficking everywhere, some scholars criticize the academic publications that exist specifically around men and boys in the sex industry for focusing too heavily on HIV/AIDS and presenting them as living health risks to society rather than victims who need the same legal, psychological, and.