Social influence and individual risk factors of HIV unsafe sex among female entertainment workers in China.

@article{Yang2010SocialIA,
  title={Social influence and individual risk factors of HIV unsafe sex among female entertainment workers in China.},
  author={Xiushi Yang and Guomei Xia and Xiaoming Li and Carl A Latkin and David D Celentano},
  journal={AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={69-86}
}
Female entertainment workers in China are at increased sexual risk of HIV, but causes of their unprotected sex remain poorly understood. We develop a model that integrates information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) with social influences and test the model in a venue-based sample of 732 female entertainment workers in Shanghai. Most IMB and social influence measures are statistically significant in bivariate relationships to condom use; only HIV prevention motivation and behavioral self… CONTINUE READING

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