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HIV risk, partner violence, and relationship power among Filipino young women: testing a structural model

TitleHIV risk, partner violence, and relationship power among Filipino young women: testing a structural model
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLucea, MB, Hindin, MJ, Kub, J, Campbell, JC
JournalHealth Care Women Int
Volume33
Pagination302-20
ISBN Number1096-4665 (Electronic) 0739-9332 (Linking)
Accession Number22420674
Keywords*Interpersonal Relations, *Power (Psychology), *Sexual Partners, *Spouse Abuse, Adolescent, Adult, Crime Victims/statistics & numerical data, Cross-Sectional Studies, Decision Making, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Female, HIV Infections/*epidemiology/prevention & control/transmission, Humans, Internal-External Control, Interviews as Topic, Male, Models, Theoretical, Philippines/epidemiology, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Socioeconomic Factors, Young Adult
Abstract

A person's ability to minimize HIV risk is embedded in a complex, multidimensional context. In this study, we tested a model of how relationship power impacts IPV victimization, which in turn impacts HIV risk behaviors. We analyzed data from 474 young adult women (aged 15-31) in Cebu Province, Philippines, using structural equation modeling, and demonstrated good fit for the models. High relationship power is directly associated with increased IPV victimization, and IPV victimization is positively associated with increased HIV risk. We highlight in this article the complex dynamics to consider in HIV risk prevention among these young women.

PMCID

3494091