AIDS Susceptibility in a Migrant Population: Perception and Behavior
Within the framework of the Health Belief Model, this paper examines correlates of perception of AIDS susceptibility among 846 drug-using migrant farm workers and their sex partners. Significant but relatively small differences by ethnicity and gender were found. The data showed a consistent significant statistical relationship between frequency of drug use, high- risk sexual behavior, and perception of AIDS susceptibility. Perception of AIDS susceptibility was significantly related to a subsequent reduction in sexual risk behaviors. Consistent with the Health Belief Model, the data suggest that increasing perception of AIDS susceptibility may be an important motivator in reducing high-risk behaviors.
Substance Use and Misuse
McBride, Duane C.; Weatherby, Norman L.; Inciardi, James A.; and Gillespie, Sharon A., "AIDS Susceptibility in a Migrant Population: Perception and Behavior" (1999). Faculty Publications. 2688.