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The Internet Journal of World Health and Societal
Politics
Volume 9 Number 1

Parental Efforts to Influence Sexual Behavior of Young
Haitian Women: Implications for Addressing the Risk of
HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
C Castor
Citation

C Castor. Parental Efforts to Influence Sexual Behavior of Young Haitian Women: Implications for Addressing the Risk of
HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). The Internet Journal of World Health and Societal Politics. 2014
Volume 9 Number 1.
Abstract
Background: In 2010, HIV/AIDS was ranked as the leading cause of disease burden in 21 countries including Haiti. Addressing the issues of HIV is complex and associated with the dynamic of personal
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Parents were found to be hesitant to talk to their female children about HIV/AIDS and STIs because of their limited information.
Conclusion: Haitian parents do not have the knowledge about HIV/AIDS to facilitate a discussion about sexual behaviors with their children, especially their daughters. It is important to educate and train Haitian parents to talk to their daughters about sexual behavior, and also inform the parents of the impact of parental influence in providing guidance to their children.

INTRODUCTION
HIV/AIDS is one of the top 10 causes of death and
HIV/AIDS is the number one cause of disease burden for women from ages 25–44 years. In 2010, HIV/AIDS was ranked as the leading cause of disease burden measured as disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in 21 countries including Haiti. In Haiti, HIV is transmitted primarily through heterosexual sex (Kershaw et al., 2006). The second mode of transmission is mother-to-child, which represents
6% of reported AIDS cases and may be rising because of increasing infection rates among women (UNAIDS, 2005;
WHO, 2001). In addition, unsafe sex between men is believed to account for about one-tenth of reported HIV

cases in the region (WHO, 2006). No vaccine exists for
HIV/AIDS prevention. Treatment is costly and availability limited in poor countries like Haiti Therefore, control of HIV must depend on the following behavioral changes:
abstinence,

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