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HIV and women in Hawaii: risk and protective factors in HIV/AIDS prevention.

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Title: HIV and women in Hawaii: risk and protective factors in HIV/AIDS prevention.
Authors: Kanuha, Valli
Mueller, Charles W.
Sullivan, Kathleen M
Glancey, Patricia
Matsumoto, Pamela
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Issue Date: Sep 2003
Abstract: Using semi-structured interviews with adults living with or at-risk for HIV and interviews and focus groups with key informants, the present study examined risk for HIV transmission among women living in Hawaii. Key research findings suggest that women in Hawaii are at risk for HIV infection primarily through sexual contact with their male sex partners, including bisexual and injection drug using (IDU) men. A significant factor in women's HIV risk is sex and gender role dynamics in the context of their relationships with men. Recommendations support primary prevention services for HIV-positive men who have sex with men and women, and IDU men who also have sex or share needles with women. Collaborative efforts between health care professionals and HIV/AIDS agencies to integrate gender-specific and culturally appropriate HIV prevention interventions are recommended.
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2003

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