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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2017, 5(2): 73-80 Back to browse issues page
Size of Social Network and Probability of Occurrence of HIV/AIDS among Sexually Affected Patients in Behavioral Diseases Consulting Centers
Emma Avanessian, Mohsen Naserirad , Harand Abrahamian, Sara Anis
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Background and Objective: AIDS is a socio-medical problem and has vast consequences. It is needed to prevent the sexual affection that it be detected role of social determinants of health and social networks. This study was conducted to assess the association between size of social network and probability of occurrence of HIV/AIDS among sexually affected patients in behavioral diseases consulting centers covered to Shahid Beheshti University of medical sciences in 1394.
Methods: This research was a case-control study including 94 patients consulting the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences centers of AIDS as case group and 94 persons as control group in Tehran, Iran. Samples were selected by the classified method; the later sampling was done by the convenience sampling method. The tools for data collection were demographic questionnaires, as well as a questionnaire to obtain data on size of social network. Data were analyzed by SPSS.22 software and logistic regression analysis and discrimination analysis.
Results: Findings showed that size of social network in sexual affected patients is lower of non-affected persons. There is a significant association, thus positive between sizes of social network in sexual affected patients and non-affected (p<0/01). Size of family social network has the largest contribution in explanation of difference between the affected and non-affected. Findings showed that the more size of their social network, the more probability of occurrence of HIV/AIDS.
Conclusion: It is necessary to adjust sexual risk behaviors and detect the role of social network and sexual physio-psycho-social paths by which it transmitted. 

Keywords: AIDS, Risk behaviors, Social determinant of health, Social network, Sexually affected patients
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Avanessian E, Naserirad M, Abrahamian H, Anis S. Size of Social Network and Probability of Occurrence of HIV/AIDS among Sexually Affected Patients in Behavioral Diseases Consulting Centers. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot. 2017; 5 (2) :73-80
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