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Cusick, Linda and McGarry, Kathryn and Perry, Georgina and Kilcommons, Sian (2010) Drug services for sex workers: approaches in England and Ireland. Safer Communities , 9 , (4) , pp. 32-39.

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In this paper, academics and managers of specialist services reflect on the shifting policy and funding landscapes that shape service provision for drug-using sex workers in England and Ireland. The paper outlines the harm reduction and holistic principles that underpinned much original service provision concerned with public health in the face of an HIV epidemic and the limitations of services that equate drug use minimisation with sex work minimisation. It concludes that an ‘exiting’ and victim discourse dovetails with the well-funded crime and disorder agenda, and that lobbyists on these issues are proving to be natural allies against harm reduction.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2010
Page Range:pp. 32-39
Volume:9
Number:4
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > Safe sex
MM-MO Crime and law > Vice crime > prostitution
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > England

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