Women’s HIV knowledge and condom use across diverse relationship types in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The two countries of the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, are home to more than three-quarters of all people living with HIV in the Caribbean (UNAIDS, 2016). In 2015 an estimated 130,000 Haitian and 68,000 Dominican adults and children were living with HIV (UNAIDS, 2016). Although both the Dominican Republic (DR) and Haiti experienced declines in HIV incidence in the past decade, overall adult (ages 15–49 years) prevalence remains relatively high: 1.7% in Haiti and 1.0% in the DR (UNAIDS, 2016). As HIV prevalence has stabilized, there has been a shift in infections towards women (Cayemittes et al., 2001; CESDEM & Macro International, 2008; Gaillard et al., 2006; Halperin, de Moya, Pérez-Then, Pappas, & Garcia Calleja, 2009), highlighting the need to understand factors affecting women’s HIV knowledge and related behaviors.

Additional Information

Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse. Choudhury S, Erausquin JT, Withers M, editors. New York: Springer; 2017
Language: English
Date: 2017
HIV knowledge, sexual relationships, condom use

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