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AIDS knowledge and sexual behavior among Mexican gay and bisexual men.
AIDS Educ Prev. 1994 Apr; 6(2):163-74.AE

Abstract

Little knowledge exists about AIDS and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection among Latin American gay males. In Latin America, sexual transmission from man to man is the leading cause of HIV infection. In Mexico, which ranks third in number of AIDS cases in the Americas, more than three-quarters of the cases are due to sexual transmission; among these cases, 35% and 23.7% are due to homosexual and bisexual male practices, respectively. A sample of 200 individuals from Juarez, Mexico, a city on the U.S. border, was interviewed. Information about their AIDS knowledge, sexual behavior, and condom use was obtained. Factory workers and individuals who meet sexual partners in the streets reported more sexual partners than workers in service or professional occupations and those who meet their partners in bars and discos. Number of sexual partners and respondents' age were inversely associated with condom use. Implications for HIV prevention are discussed.

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School of Public Health, University of Michigan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8018440

Citation

Ramirez, J, et al. "AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Behavior Among Mexican Gay and Bisexual Men." AIDS Education and Prevention : Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, vol. 6, no. 2, 1994, pp. 163-74.
Ramirez J, Suarez E, de la Rosa G, et al. AIDS knowledge and sexual behavior among Mexican gay and bisexual men. AIDS Educ Prev. 1994;6(2):163-74.
Ramirez, J., Suarez, E., de la Rosa, G., Castro, M. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (1994). AIDS knowledge and sexual behavior among Mexican gay and bisexual men. AIDS Education and Prevention : Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, 6(2), 163-74.
Ramirez J, et al. AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Behavior Among Mexican Gay and Bisexual Men. AIDS Educ Prev. 1994;6(2):163-74. PubMed PMID: 8018440.
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TY - JOUR T1 - AIDS knowledge and sexual behavior among Mexican gay and bisexual men. AU - Ramirez,J, AU - Suarez,E, AU - de la Rosa,G, AU - Castro,M A, AU - Zimmerman,M A, PY - 1994/4/1/pubmed PY - 1994/4/1/medline PY - 1994/4/1/entrez KW - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome--prevention and control KW - Americas KW - Attitude KW - Barrier Methods KW - Behavior KW - Central America KW - Condom KW - Contraception KW - Contraceptive Methods KW - Data Collection KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Family Planning KW - Hiv Infections--prevention and control KW - Homosexuals--men KW - Interviews KW - Knowledge KW - Latin America KW - Mexico KW - Multiple Partners KW - North America KW - Premarital Sex Behavior--men KW - Prostitutes--men KW - Psychological Factors KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Risk Reduction Behavior--men KW - Sex Behavior KW - Sexual Partners KW - Viral Diseases SP - 163 EP - 74 JF - AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education JO - AIDS Educ Prev VL - 6 IS - 2 N2 - Little knowledge exists about AIDS and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection among Latin American gay males. In Latin America, sexual transmission from man to man is the leading cause of HIV infection. In Mexico, which ranks third in number of AIDS cases in the Americas, more than three-quarters of the cases are due to sexual transmission; among these cases, 35% and 23.7% are due to homosexual and bisexual male practices, respectively. A sample of 200 individuals from Juarez, Mexico, a city on the U.S. border, was interviewed. Information about their AIDS knowledge, sexual behavior, and condom use was obtained. Factory workers and individuals who meet sexual partners in the streets reported more sexual partners than workers in service or professional occupations and those who meet their partners in bars and discos. Number of sexual partners and respondents' age were inversely associated with condom use. Implications for HIV prevention are discussed. SN - 0899-9546 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8018440/AIDS_knowledge_and_sexual_behavior_among_Mexican_gay_and_bisexual_men_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/279 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -