Estimating HIV-related Public Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking to and within Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia

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Principal Investigator:
Jay Silverman, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health

Division of Public Health Practice

Dates of Research:
July 1, 2007 — June 30, 2008


This proposed study will develop knowledge in this critical area by providing qualitative and quantitative research to describe sex trafficking mechanisms, experiences of forced prostitution, and HIV infection and vulnerabilities among victims of sex trafficking across Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia. The study will produce a series of scholarly technical reports on the public health consequences related to HIV and sex trafficking in Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia, including recommendations for prevention efforts targeting policy-makers, practitioners, and researchers.