ERIC Number: EJ946137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
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Sex, HIV Risks, and Substance Use among Asian American College Students
So, Dominicus W.; Wong, Frank Y.; DeLeon, Jordana M.
AIDS Education and Prevention, v17 n5 p457-468 Oct 2005
In this study of 248 predominantly heterosexual Asian American college students, we found some HIV risks: lifetime prevalence of unprotected sex (37%), alcohol before sex (23.8%), and drug use before sex (6.0%). The prevalence of lifetime anal sex is only 9%, but 90.48% of those who have ever had anal sex did so without a condom. The Sexual Risk Indices, measured with a 13 item risky sexual behavior checklist, are positively associated with age. Most students have inadequate HIV knowledge. Acculturation is positively associated with the 30-day HIV Sexual Risk Index and HIV Knowledge Score. Preference for speaking English at home and for American entertainment is associated with higher likelihood of sexual activities, safe or unsafe. Lifetime Sexual Risk Index is also associated with 30-day and lifetime alcohol use. Lifetime drug use is associated with 30-day and lifetime Sexual Risk Indices. Alcohol before use in the lifetime also reliably predicts unprotected sex in the lifetime.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), College Students, Incidence, Drug Use, Drinking, Risk, Sexuality, Asian Americans, English, Rating Scales, Sexual Orientation, Age Differences, Acculturation, Student Surveys, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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