This paper examines the association of depressive symptoms with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and risk behaviors among 127 sex workers.
Data were obtained by a structured interview and blood specimens tested for HIV.
Findings showed a high prevalence rate of depressive symptoms for all sex workers regardless of HIV infection status.
Results of a logistic regression analysis indicated that the use of injected drugs and engaging in unprotected intercouse with clients were strongly associated with a high level of depressive symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Comportement sexuel, Prise risque, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Prostitution, Porto Rico, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Sexual behavior, Risk taking, Depression, Mood disorder, Prostitution, Puerto Rico, West Indies, Central America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.