HIV-related concerns and behaviors among Hispanic women

Sherry Deren, Michele Shedlin, Mark Beardsley

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Hispanic women whose sexual partners have other sexual partners may be at risk for HIV. A structured interview was administered to 106 Dominican and Puerto Rican women who reported that they knew or suspected that their partner had other partners. A subsample participated in qualitative interviews. The study assessed concern about HIV and predictors of condom use. The majority of women reported that they worried about getting HIV and almost half had been HIV-tested. Most of the women discussed HIV/AIDS concerns with their partners, and one-third reported some condom use. Predictors of condom use were: born in the Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico, having talked with their partner about being tested, and belief that he used condoms with others. Although the women were concerned about HIV, condom use was infrequent. Results suggested methods to address this discrepancy: introducing condoms early in the relationship, developing women-controlled methods, and directly influencing men's behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-342
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1996

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Hispanic Americans
HIV
Sexual Partners
Dominican Republic
Interviews
Puerto Rico
qualitative interview
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS
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HIV-related concerns and behaviors among Hispanic women. / Deren, Sherry; Shedlin, Michele; Beardsley, Mark.

In: AIDS Education and Prevention, Vol. 8, No. 4, 08.1996, p. 335-342.

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