What can we learn about HIV prevention in transactional sex settings?
Dr. Flicker’s research sets out to uncover harm reduction and HIV prevention possibilities for young women and girls engaged in transactional sex within the greater Toronto area.
The term transactional sex refers to trading sex for money, housing, commodities, alcohol and/ or drugs. This study will recruit 24 young women (16-25) engaged in transactional sexual relationship (s) and help study participants create a Cellphilm. Cellphilms are short cell-phone generated recordings that will be used to document the experiences and perceptions of negotiating for safer sex including access to HIV prevention technologies and sexual health practices for these young women. The aim of this project is to create a ‘composite’ video that will be used to incorporate the input from women involved in transactional sex to develop community health centre’s programmatic responses to transactional sex.