Sex worker health needs are rarely evaluated and addressed beyond issues of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV. St. James infirmary (SJI), founded in 1999, and located in San Francisco, California, is a first of its kind peer-based Occupational Health and Safety clinic for current and former sex workers and their families. Founded by local sex worker activists in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco, SJI, was created to evaluate sex worker health needs and create comprehensive peer-based medical and social services to address them.
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Financial Support/Funding: San Francisco Department Of Public Health, University Of California, San Francisco, Ford Foundation, St. James Infirmary
Sydney Australia, April 2007.