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  1. Fulltext. HIV risk behaviors among women living in low-income, inner-city housing developments.

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    Objectives

    This study describes the prevalence and predictors of human immunodefiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors among women living in low-income, inner-city-housing developments.

    Methods

    Anonymous questionnaires were administered to 671 women living in 10 inner-city, low-income housing developments in five US cities to determine their levels of HIV risk behavior and predictors of HIV risk practices.

    Results

    Approximately one third of women were at high risk of HIV because of the risk behavior of their sexual partners.

    HIV risk was highest among women who accurately perceived themselves to be at increased HIV risk, held strond beliefs about barriers to condom use, and reported weak behavioral intentions to reduce risk.

    Women at higher risk were also younger and reported higher rates of alcohol and substance use.

    Conclusions

    HIV prevention efforts are needed for inner-city women.

    Interventions should focus on overcoming women's barriers to condom use, strengthening their intentions to change behaviors, and managing the risk related to their use of substances.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Epidémiologie, Femme, Homme, Pauvreté, Facteur risque, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Toxicomanie, Croyance, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Structure accueil

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Epidemiology, Woman, Human, Poverty, Risk factor, United States, North America, America, Drug addiction, Belief, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Cote : 96-0395131

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 10/04/1997.