Machismo and marianismo: Implications for HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education

Wood, Martin L.; Price, Paul
January 1997
American Journal of Health Studies;1997, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
Examines traditional Latino sexual roles as a means to protect the Hispanic American population from HIV/AIDS. Attitude of machismo in which the male demands complete subservience from persons he perceives as inferior; Attitude of marianismo in which the female perceives herself morally and spiritually superior to the man in direct proportion to his sexual misbehavior; HIV prevention.


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