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:

  1. To characterize prior and future migration decisions and resources of female sex workers who are injection drug users (FSW-IDUs) in Tijuana.
  2. To describe the influence of community and family migration experiences on FSW-IDUs' decisions to engage in sex work and substance use behaviors.
  3. To examine the relationship between migration factors and engagement in risky sex behaviors.
  4. To examine the relationship between migration factors and engagement in risky substance use behaviors.