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HIV-Related Risk Behavior Among Hispanic Immigrant Men in a Population-Based Household Survey in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Northern California

November 1, 2005

The authors compared risk behaviors and HIV testing between recent (in the United States The researchers found that recent immigrants were less likely to currently have a main sexual partner (45.3 percent compared to 67.2 percent, P<0.01) and more likely to have ever used the services of commercial sex workers (40.0 percent versus 27.6 percent, P<0.01). Recent immigrants were less likely to have received medical care in the last six months (21.2 percent versus 31.3 percent, P=0.04) or to have ever been tested for HIV (26.0 percent versus 43.3 percent, P<0.01). Established immigrants more likely reported unprotected sex, hallucinogen or ecstasy use, according to the report.

"Recent Hispanic immigrants have less stable sexual partnerships and less health-seeking behavior, including testing," the authors concluded. "Established immigrants report HIV test rates comparable to the national average."

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Adapted from:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
08.05.05; Vol. 32; No. 8: P. 487-490; Vivian Levy, M.D.; Kimberly Page-Shafer, M.P.H.; Jennifer Evans, M.S.; Juan Ruiz, M.D., Dr.P.H.; Scott Morrow, M.D., M.P.H.; Juan Reardon, M.D.; Martin Lynch; H. Fisher Raymond; Jeffrey D. Klausner, M.D., M.P.H.; Mathew Facer, Ph.D.; Fred Molitor, Ph.D.; Barbara Allen, M.D., M.P.H.


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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