Latina women are overrepresented among AIDS cases in the United States.
To assist in developing appropriate prevention and intervention programs, information regarding HIV risk behaviors is needed on the many diverse Latina subgroups.
This study examined sociodemographic characteristics and HIV risk behaviors of Dominican female prostitutes, comparing those who worked primarily in brothels with those who were street workers.
A total of 77 Dominican prostitutes (54 brothel ; 23 street) were recruited in New York City to participate in a structured interview and were offered HIV testing.
Ethnographic interviews were conducted with a subscale.
Results indicated that there were many significant differences in demographics and risk behaviors between the two groups, and those working in brothels engaged in lower levels of risk behaviors.
In addition, those working in brothels had closer ties to the Dominican and Spanish cultures.
Implications for AIDS prevention efforts are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prostitution, Latinoaméricain, Femme, Homme, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Rue, Démographie, Statut socioéconomique, Prévention, Toxicomanie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Maison prostitution
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Risk taking, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prostitution, Latinamerican, Woman, Human, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Street, Demography, Socioeconomic status, Prevention, Drug addiction, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0498986
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.