Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
GALVAN, Frank H; ORTIZ, Daniel J; MARTINEZ, Victor y BING, Eric G. Sexual solicitation of Latino male day laborers by other men. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.6, pp.439-466. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the likelihood of Latino day laborers being solicited for sex by other men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 450 Latino day laborers were recruited in Los Angeles, California, from July to September 2005. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine which day laborers were more likely to be solicited and subsequently to have sex. RESULTS: Thirty-eight percent reported being solicited for sex by another man while seeking work. Those solicited were more likely to live longer in the US, be more educated and screen positive for drug dependence. Of those solicited, 9.4% had sex with their solicitors. Those screening positive for drug dependence were more likely to have sex. Most of the day laborers who had anal sex with their solicitors did not always use condoms. CONCLUSIONS: HIV prevention efforts should target drug dependent day laborers, who may place themselves at risk for HIV through sex with male solicitors.
Palabras llave : HIV; migrants; sexual behavior; homosexuality, male; employment; Los Angeles.