Corpus ID: 23868588

[Women of Guatemala City: facilitating AIDS prevention in a vulnerable group].

@article{Hirschmann1992WomenOG,
  title={[Women of Guatemala City: facilitating AIDS prevention in a vulnerable group].},
  author={A. Hirschmann and E. Arathoon and R. Lundgren and B. Bezmalinovic},
  journal={Revista del Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala},
  year={1992},
  volume={2 Suppl},
  pages={
          31-8
        }
}
  • A. Hirschmann, E. Arathoon, +1 author B. Bezmalinovic
  • Published 1992
  • Medicine
  • Revista del Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala
  • Despite the mistaken belief in Central America that AIDS is primarily a disease of male homosexuals, some 21% of reported cases in Guatemala have been women 15-44 years old. Many Guatemalan women are at risk of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because of their lack of sexual bargaining power and negotiating skills, the widespread acceptance of male infidelity in marriage, tolerance of bisexual relations and frequenting of prostitutes, and ignorance of women about sexuality… CONTINUE READING