This study investigated AIDS and STD knowledge, risk behaviors and condom use among clients of female commercial sex workers in Bali, Indonesia.
Although these clients were varied in their socioeconomic status, they all tended to have low levels of knowledge concerning HIV and STD transmission and prevention, multiple sexual partners, low frequencies of condom use with these partners, and experienced frequent STDs.
Although HIV sero-prevalence rates are currently low in Indonesia, clients of CSWs are at high risk of HIV transmission.
Given their high mobility and frequent sexual encounters with CSWs in other parts of Indonesia, these men could well be agents of rapid spread of the virus throughout Indonesia.
Interventions to prevent the spread of the HIV virus must be targeted not only to CSWs, but also to their clients.
These interventions should include educational activities concerning AIDS and STD transmission and prevention, condom promotion, efforts to improve condom availability, and activities to strengthen the health sectors'STD diagnosis and treatment capabilities for both CSWs and their clients.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Prise risque, Comportement, Connaissance, Condom, Prévention, Prostitution, Clientèle, Bali, Homme, Education sanitaire, Virose, Infection, Indonésie, Asie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Risk taking, Behavior, Knowledge, Condom, Prevention, Prostitution, Clientele, Bali, Human, Health education, Viral disease, Infection, Indonesia, Asia, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0452288
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.