International migration between Mexico and the United States has been acknowledged as a phenomenon that may contribute to the spread of AIDS in rural Mexico.
The purpose of this study is to identify the information held by the participants regarding AIDS and to describe selected high-risk behaviors for AIDS transmission among a representative sample of rural women living in Mexico who are married to immigrant temporary workers to the United States.
The women who participated in the study were married, of reproductive age, and had active sex lives with their spouses.
Results revealed that most of the women interviewed had at least some knowledge about AIDS.
Although some misconceptions were evident, most of the information they had was accurate.
About one-third of the women felt at risk for AIDS, mostly because they doubted their husbands'fidelity, or because in the last five years they had donated blood, received a blood transfusion, or received an intramuscular or intravenous injection.
The results of the study are discussed within the sociocultural context that surrounds the lives of the women interviewed.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Comportement, Prise risque, Immigrant, Conjoint, Travailleur étranger, Milieu rural, Femme, Homme, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Behavior, Risk taking, Immigrant, Spouse, Foreign worker, Rural environment, Woman, Human, Mexico, Central America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0282745
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199608.