(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Local autonomy, national policy and global imperatives : sex work and HIV/AIDS in Cebu City, Philippines

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LAW L. ;


The paper contributes to cultural critiques of AIDS prevention policies through examining debates about mandatory HIV blood screening for women in Cebu City's sex industry during 1993. These debates were inspired by the Department of Health policy to eliminate mandatory blood screening on the grounds that it was expensive and ineffectual in slowing the spread of HIV. The paper highlights how various socio-spatial scales helped to constitute Cebu's response to mandatory testing, while at the same time reproducing an exclusionary discourse which silenced the voices of women in Cebu's sex industry


Article of periodic

published at : Asia Pacific viewpoint / ISSN 1360-7456

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1996)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 39, no1 [pp. 53-71]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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