Religion and HIV Risk Among Male Market Vendors in Kazakhstan
religion, HIV risk, Kazakhstan, Central Asia
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).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Shaw, Stacey A.; Mergenova, Gaukhar; and El-Bassel, Nabila, "Religion and HIV Risk Among Male Market Vendors in Kazakhstan" (2019). Faculty Publications. 3996.
Journal of Religion and Health
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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