Sexual practices and attitudes of street youth in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Street youth are at risk of HIV infection worldwide.
To develop effective prevention strategies, information about the meanings and functions of sexual activity for street youth is needed.
In this paper, data from structured questionnaires, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and field observations are used to build up a picture of the sexual culture of 9-to-18-year-olds living and/or working on the streets of a large Brazilian city.
The findings reveal that these children and adolescents engage in sexual behavior that puts them at risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and reinforce that sex is a multi-determined and entrenched behavior in this population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prostitution, Enfant, Homme, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Sans domicile fixe, Adolescent, Comportement sexuel, Facteur risque, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Attitude, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prostitution, Child, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, No fixed abode, Adolescent, Sexual behavior, Risk factor, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Attitude, Brazil, South America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0558728
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.