Infection Risk Along U.S. Highways? The Case of a ‘Truckchaser’ Cruising for Truckers.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Associate Professor (Creator)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Sevil Sonmez, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article explores potential infection risks linked with trucker cruising along U.S. highways. Specifically, the article delineates the settings and social organization of trucker cruising, examines the structure of sex partnerships of truckers and cruisers, and delves into the unique database of one truckchaser who recorded 4,162 sex interactions with 2,499 different truckers during a 13-year period. Concurrent sexual partnerships of bisexual and particularly straight-identified truckers hold increased potential for amplifying infection risk as they enable pathogens to operate as bridges along disparate geographies, demographies, and epidemiologies.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
truckers, truckchasers, cruising, sexual networks, infection risk, sex workers, sexual health

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