HIV susceptibility among Hispanic women in south Florida.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cianelli, R; Villegas, N; Gonzalez-Guarda, R; Kaelber, L; Peragallo, N

Published Date

  • October 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 207 - 215

PubMed ID

  • 21058138

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3092435

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7655

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-0016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07370016.2010.515458


  • eng