This paper measured the extent to which human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has spread among the male working-class population of Santos, Brazil.
Questionnaires on risk behaviors and blood tests were administered to a random sample (n=395) of male port workers employed by the Santos Port Autority.
Although the rate of HIV infection among these men-the working-class male population of Santos-remains low (1.1%), self-reported behavioral risks for HIV infection are common.
There is still time to prevent a widespread outbreak of HIV infection among the heterosexual population of Santos and of the transportation corridors emanating from that city.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prise risque, Comportement, Epidémiologie, Travailleur, Homme, Mâle, Port maritime, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk taking, Behavior, Epidemiology, Worker, Human, Male, Seaport, Brazil, South America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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