In this paper, we examine the role of Voluntary organizations (VO’s) in combating the incidence of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Female Sex Workers in Hyderabad and Secundrabad. These are twin cities in the newly formed state of Telangana state in the southwestern region of India, called the Deccan Plateau. We trace the evolution of VO’s towards becoming agents of information and prevention of AIDS in the region. Our focus is on how VOs’ interventions impact the prevention of HIV among female sex workers. The activities that contribute towards this aim are sexual health, counseling, medication and continuous health follow-ups. Using purposive sampling methods, we analyze the data quantitatively and qualitatively with the help of case studies with intersectional feminist theory.
Chayadevi, G.S. and Bambah, Bindu A.
AIDS Awareness Interventions for Women: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in the Secunderabad and Hyderabad Region of Southwestern India.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 18(2), 233-246.
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