Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of HIV/AIDS among Garífuna Communities in Honduras: Informing HIV Surveillance among Garífuna Women

  title={Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of HIV/AIDS among Gar{\'i}funa Communities in Honduras: Informing HIV Surveillance among Gar{\'i}funa Women},
  author={Miriam Lewis Sabin and George Luber and Keith M Sabin and Mayte Paredes and Edgar R. Monterroso},
  journal={Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment},
  pages={237 - 257}
ABSTRACT Garífuna, an Afro-Caribbean ethnic group in Honduras, have among the highest HIV prevalence rates in Central America; 15- to 49-year-old Garífuna have HIV rates comparable to heterosexual transmission rates in regions of sub-Saharan Africa. The heightened rates in this age range pose a significant risk of vertical transmission from woman to child at birth. In 2006, a Behavioral Surveillance Survey plus Biomarkers (BSS+) reexamined seroprevalence of HIV, sexually transmitted infections… 
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