Factores determinantes de la exposición sexual al VIH en adolescentes luso-brasileños: un análisis de rutas

Translated title of the contribution: Determinants of sexual exposure to HIV in Portuguese and Brazilian adolescents: a path analysis

Jules Ramon Brito Teixeira, Shirley Veronica Melo Almeida Lima, Anderson Reis de Sousa, Artur Acelino Francisco Luz Nunes Queiroz, Nilo Manoel Pereira Vieira Barreto, Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes, Inês Fronteira, Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa

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Abstract

Objective: to analyze the direct and indirect effects of determinants of sexual exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus among male adolescents who have sex with men and the implications for nursing care. Method: cross-sectional study carried out with 578 Portuguese and Brazilian adolescents aged 18 and 19. Interrelationships of conjugal status, use of dating apps, practice of chemsex, unawareness, partner credibility, challenging sexual practices and ineffective forms of protection against sexual exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus were evaluated using the Path Analysis technique. Results: significant direct effect on sexual exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus: conjugal status (β=-0.16), use of apps (β=-0.30), challenging sexual practices (β=0.48) and ineffective forms of protection (β=0.35). Indirect paths: partner credibility influenced ineffective forms of protection (β=0.77); having a steady/polyamorous relationship influenced the use of dating apps (β=-0.46); chemsex, mediated by challenging sexual practices (β=0.67), determined greater sexual exposure. Conclusion: adolescent sexual behaviors and forms of amorous/sexual relationship must be considered in nursing care planning to reduce sexual exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus.

Translated title of the contributionDeterminants of sexual exposure to HIV in Portuguese and Brazilian adolescents: a path analysis
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere3714
JournalRevista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem
Volume30
Issue numberSpecial Issue
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • HIV
  • Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Sexual Behavior

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