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Infection risk along U.S. highways? The case of a ‘truckchaser’ cruising for truckers
International Journal of Sexual Health (2010)
  • Mona Shattell, DePaul University
  • Yorghos Apostolopoulos, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Sevil Sönmez, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Richard Rothenberg, Georgia State University
  • Rose Weitz, Arizona State University
  • John Smith
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.

Publication Date
December, 2010
Citation Information
Mona Shattell, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, Richard Rothenberg, et al.. "Infection risk along U.S. highways? The case of a ‘truckchaser’ cruising for truckers" International Journal of Sexual Health Vol. 22 Iss. 4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_rothenberg/1/