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ERIC Number: EJ946129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0899-9546
Social Capital and HIV Risks among Acculturating Asian Indian Men in New York City
Bhattacharya, Gauri
AIDS Education and Prevention, v17 n6 p555-567 Dec 2005
This community-based, qualitative study explored social capital resources and their influences upon HIV risk behaviors in a sample of 17 heterosexual Asian Indian immigrant men residing in New York City. Our study defined social capital as the resources available to individuals and society through social relationships. At the family, peer, and community levels, social capital's influence appeared to reduce acculturative stress and HIV risks. However, participants who lacked sexually transmitted infection and HIV transmission knowledge and/or sought peer solidarity through adherence to negative peer norms (e.g., alcohol use with sex) had elevated sexual risks for HIV. These findings suggest the promise of a social capital approach in the development of HIV prevention programs, as well as the need for HIV risk and social capital researchers to examine multiple systems of social relationships in sociocultural context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York