Perceptions of HIV risk among monogamous wives of alcoholic men in South India: a qualitative study.

@article{Varma2010PerceptionsOH,
  title={Perceptions of HIV risk among monogamous wives of alcoholic men in South India: a qualitative study.},
  author={Deepthi S Varma and Prabha S. Chandra and Catina L Callahan and Wendy C Reich and Linda Bauer Cottler},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={815-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To understand women's perceptions of their own HIV risk and to determine the feasibility of conducting an HIV prevention study. METHODS Two focus groups were conducted in November 2004 with wives of heavy drinkers admitted to the Deaddiction Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India. Data were analyzed using content analysis. RESULTS Results focused on (1) awareness of the women regarding HIV/AIDS and condom use, (2) perception… CONTINUE READING