Two hundred eleven male street prostitutes between the ages of 18 and 51 years were interviewed and tested for antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Economic, social, and emotional barriers to the reduction of HIV-related risk behavior were examined within the context of several concepts present in the Health Belief Model (HBM).
Three lifestyle factors were found to function as barriers to engaging in risk reduction behavior.
Subjects who were more economically dependent on prostitution, perceived less control over the hustling encounter, and reported increased pleasure from sexual activity with their customers were more likely to engage in risk-taking behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Comportement sexuel, Perception sociale, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Prise risque, Prévention, Prostitution, Homme, Mâle, Epidémiologie, Louisiane, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual behavior, Social perception, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Risk taking, Prevention, Prostitution, Human, Male, Epidemiology, Louisiana, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0419251
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.