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Hazardous Health Behavior of Female Sex Workers: A Case Study of Silchar Town

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Sociology, Assam University, Silchar, Cachar, Assam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 55-59, August,14 (2015)

Abstract

Health is vital aspect of one’s life. An individual is said to be healthy if he is physically, mentally and spiritually sound enough. But good health is still a dream for many people particularly for those who are having poor socio-economic condition. To attain better health they not only fight with diseases but also fight with their poverty. Their poverty, illiteracy and social vulnerability make them susceptible to many deadly diseases. AIDS/HIV is one of such deadly diseases which take thousands of lives not only in India but also throughout the globe. Sex workers are one of the vulnerable groups for occurrence of HIV/AIDS. Sex workers easily get infected with STI/HIV because of their occupation and hazardous work environment. STI and HIV/AIDS consciousness among female sex workers plays a vital role to save their lives from such a deadly disease. This paper highlights the hazardous health behaviors of female sex workers of Silchar town which is located in the remotest corner of India’s North-East.

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