A Co-Located Continuity Clinic Model to Address Healthcare Needs of Women Living Unhoused With Opioid Use Disorder, Who Engage in Transactional Sex in North Seattle

Sex Transm Dis. 2020 Jan;47(1):e5-e7. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001064.


This is a review of the first 50 patients attending a colocated continuity clinic with harm reduction services to women experiencing homelessness in north Seattle. Among those tested, patients had high rates of curable sexually transmitted infections (44%), injection opioid use (36%), transactional sex (69%), unintended pregnancy (10%), and human immunodeficiency virus infections (10%).

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • Health Services Needs and Demand*
  • Humans
  • Ill-Housed Persons*
  • Opioid-Related Disorders*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Unwanted
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Work*
  • Sexual Partners
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Women's Health Services / organization & administration*