This paper reports on the social organization of 53 transvestite prostitutes in Atlanta (GA), U.S.A. The central focus of the paper is on the relationship between social organization, social networks, and HIV risk behaviors in three geographic areas.
In one of the areas the HIV infection rate was significantly higher than in the other two areas (81.1% vs 62.5% and 12.5%). Transvestites from the high prevalence area are strongly committed to transvestism and, consequently, are socially isolated.
They report the lowest income, engaged in passive anal sex, have a history of syphilis and report inconsistent condom use with paying sex partners.
Mots-clés Pascal : Travestisme, Prostitution, Organisation sociale, Réseau social, Comportement sexuel, Géorgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Transvestism, Prostitution, Social organization, Social network, Sexual behavior, Georgia, United States, North America, America, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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