Although the rates of HIV are increasing among female populations in developing countries, there is little information available about factors influencing sexual risk taking among working class women.
This paper describes some of the issues discussed by two groups of 58 women working in Jamaica : Informal Commercial Importers and women working in the Freezone.
These women discuss their economic vulnerability, expectations about the role of men as providers, multiple partners, perceptions of children as resources and concern about physical abuse as factors that could influence decisions about condom use.
The implications of these findings are discussed for their impact on intervention programs targeting working class women in Jamaica.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Prise risque, Comportement sexuel, Facteur risque, Statut socioéconomique, Statut professionnel, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Jamaïque, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Femme, Homme, Population active, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Risk taking, Sexual behavior, Risk factor, Socioeconomic status, Professional status, Prevention, Health education, Jamaica, West Indies, Central America, America, Woman, Human, Labour force, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199608.