Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
GARCIA ALUM, Nury Esther et al. HIV/AIDS infection and risky sexual behavior in 1st academic- year- medical students. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.2, pp. 170-183. ISSN 1561-3194.
A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with 1st academic year medical students (2006-2007), aimed at describing some risky sexual behaviors of HIV/AIDS infection at Medical University, Pinar del Rio. The target group was comprised of 300 students, collecting the information from a previous designed and validated survey along with the variables that were summed up by means of absolute and relative frequencies. The majority of the medical students included into the study showed unsafe sexual behaviors, considering the fact that they started their sexual relations with penetration at early ages without wearing condoms. The last 12 months they had sexual relations with stable couples but without protection, their personal opinion about the risk of unprotected sexual infection (HIV/AIDS) was so low or null.
Palabras llave : HIV; AIDS [complications]; prevention; young population.