Contexts and patterns of men's commercial sexual partnerships in northeastern Thailand : Implications for AIDS prevention.
Results of an exploratory research project elaborating the contexts, patterns and specific scenarios of the commercial sexual activity of northeastern Thai men are reported.
Data were collected using face-to-face surveys, focus groups, key informant interviews and observations in 32 northeastern villages (n=744 men), 18 migrant labour camps housing sugarcane workers (n=219 men), and five cattlemarkets in northeast Thailand.
Fifty percent of married men and 43% of single men had visited female sex workers (FSW).
Female sex worker visits occurred primarily prior to marriage, though 13% of married men had purchased sexual services within the past year.
Nonmarital sexual activity was set within the socio-cultural frameworks of poverty, circular migration, a large commercial sex sector, and a belief system about men's sexuality and men's and women's gender roles.
Sexual services were typically purchased as part of friendship group partying (paiy tlaow) and generally included heavy alcohol consumption.
The most common scenario for visiting FSWs involved brothels, though cattlemarkets, festivals, and migrant labour situations were also scenarios for FSW contact.
These each had unique characteristics that affected the likelihood that condoms would be used. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Comportement sexuel, Prostitution, Aspect social, Aspect culturel, Prévention, Epidémiologie, Surveillance sanitaire, Homme, Mâle, Thaïlande, Asie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Sexual behavior, Prostitution, Social aspect, Cultural aspect, Prevention, Epidemiology, Sanitary surveillance, Human, Male, Thailand, Asia, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0159667
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 21/05/1997.