Internet use and the network composition of people living with HIV/AIDS in an urban area in peru

Peter Busse, Walter H. Curioso

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Abstract

This study examines the association between Internet use and (1) the number of close ties (people with whom a person is closely acquainted), and (2) the percentage of HIV-positive individuals in the personal network of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in an urban area of Peru. Ninety-four PLHA responded to a survey; 72% were male, and the average age was 36.65 (SD = 7.92). Internet use was not associated with the number of close ties or with a greater number of close ties who are HIV-positive in one's personal network. Internet use was higher among those with greater than a high school education and females reported more social ties than males. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1371-1375
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS and Behavior
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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