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Implications of Mobility Patterns and HIV Risks for HIV Prevention Among Migrant Market Vendors in Kazakhstan

Nabila El-Bassel; Louisa Gilbert; Assel Terlikbayeva; Brooke Shannan West; Peter Shawn Bearman; Elwin Wu; Baurzhan Zhussupov; Ingrida Platais; Anne Malin

Title:
Implications of Mobility Patterns and HIV Risks for HIV Prevention Among Migrant Market Vendors in Kazakhstan
Author(s):
El-Bassel, Nabila
Gilbert, Louisa
Terlikbayeva, Assel
West, Brooke Shannan
Bearman, Peter Shawn
Wu, Elwin
Zhussupov, Baurzhan
Platais, Ingrida
Malin, Anne
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Social Work
Volume:
101
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Book/Journal Title:
American Journal of Public Health
Abstract:
Objectives. We examined the relationships between mobility characteristics and sexual risk behaviors among male and female migrant market vendors in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Methods. Participants completed a structured interview covering sociodemographics, mobility characteristics, sexual behaviors, and biomarkers for HIV, HCV, and syphilis. We used multivariate analyses to examine associations between mobility patterns and HIV risks after adjusting for sociodemographics. Results. Longer duration of a participant's last trip outside Almaty increased the odds of reporting multiple sexual partners. More frequent travel to visit family or friends was associated with multiple sexual partners and unprotected sex with steady partners. More frequent travel to buy goods in the past year was associated with multiple sexual partners. Men who traveled more often to buy goods were more likely to have purchased sex within the previous 90 days. Conclusions. Relationships between mobility patterns and sexual risk behaviors underscore the need for HIV-prevention strategies targeting the specific transmission dynamics that migrant vendors are likely to present.
Subject(s):
Social psychology
Publisher DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2010.300085
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