This article analyzes sexual behavior among white and Asian/Pacific Islander (API) adolescents, to determine the risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission from a multicultural point of view.
A total of 5,385 white and 408 API high school students were included.
The national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS 1991) was used.
After controlling for academic performance, white students were 2.3 times more likely to communicate about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)/HIV, 2.7 times more likely to be sexually experienced, and 2.5 times more likely to use alcohol or other drugs before sex than APIs.
There were no significant differences between these two groups in the age of initiating sex, the number of lifetime partners, the proportion of being currently sexually active (having had sex during the past 3 months), and condom use behavior.
Although APIs had a low rate of AIDS/HIV, they have behaviors at as high a risk as white students once they became sexually experienced, and they have an even greater number of recent partners if they are currently sexually active.
Use of alcohol or other drugs before sex and condom use is significantly related. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Sexualité, Relation sexuelle, Prise risque, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Origine ethnique, Milieu culturel, Asiatique, Caucasoïde, Comportement, Santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Risk taking, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Ethnic origin, Cultural environment, Asiatic, Caucasoid, Behavior, Health
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Cote : 97-0213403
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 21/05/1997.