Hiv susceptibility among hispanic women in South Florida

Rosina Cianelli, Natalia Villegas, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Lorena Kaelber, Nilda Peragallo

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Abstract

Hispanic women (HW) are disproportionately affected by HIV, however, little is known regarding their perceived susceptibility for acquiring HIV (SAHIV). We studied predictive factors for perceiving SAHIV among HW. Participants (88.5%) reported not feeling SAHIV. Women who felt SAHIV, had a significant probability of reporting a higher chance for acquiring HIV from their partner's actions (OR 9.75), and a higher probability of not being tested for HIV (OR 2.05). Educational strategies to increase perception of SAHIV and HIV testing knowledge would be beneficial giving emphasis to women who do not perceive to be at risk from their partner's actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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