Mexican Female Migration, Substance Use, Sex work, and HIV Risks in Tijuana (Mujer Migrante)
Funded by NIDA grant 1K01 DA025504-01A1; PI: Victoria Ojeda
This 5-year study employs a mixed-methods approach in order to achieve the following research aims:
- To characterize prior and future migration decisions and resources of female sex workers who are injection drug users (FSW-IDUs) in Tijuana.
- To describe the influence of community and family migration experiences on FSW-IDUs' decisions to engage in sex work and substance use behaviors.
- To examine the relationship between migration factors and engagement in risky sex behaviors.
- To examine the relationship between migration factors and engagement in risky substance use behaviors.