Dr. Shira Goldenberg presented her findings from her research in Guatemala titled 'Sex Workers' Perspectives on Participating in HIV-Related Research: Empirical Evidence to Inform Future Research' at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in January and at the University of California, San Diego in March.
Her research aimed to explore sex workers' ethically-relevant perceptions and experiences with research participation and to inform ethical procedures in future HIV-related researcher with female sex workers.
Dr. Goldenberg found that the key motivation and benefits of research participation for female sex workers include:
- Gaining protection via HIV/STI testing, prevention, and counseling;
- Research as an opportunity for sex workers to voice their concerns; and
- The development of positive researcher-participant relationships.
View the presentation slides: 'Perspectives on Participating in HIV-Related Research: Empirical Evidence to Inform Future Research'