Title

Religion and HIV Risk Among Male Market Vendors in Kazakhstan

Keywords

religion, HIV risk, Kazakhstan, Central Asia

Abstract

This study examines associations between religion and sexual HIV risk among 1342 male migrant and non-migrant market vendors in Kazakhstan. In the multivariate analysis, religious influence was associated with a lower likelihood of having multiple partners. Regular attendance was associated with a lower likelihood of having anal sex with a male partner, but with increased likelihood of having multiple partners. Spending time socially with friends at a mosque or church was associated with lower risk of anal sex with a male partner and lower risk of unprotected sex.

Original Publication Citation

Shaw, S.A., Mergenova, G. & El-Bassel, N. "Religion and HIV Risk Among Male Market Vendors in Kazakhstan." Journal Religion and Health (2019).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-10-11

Publisher

Journal of Religion and Health

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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