Washington University in St. Louis
This report is the outcome of a month-long exploratory study on the main HIV risk factors among Moroccan and Turkish same-sex attracted (SSA) youth in Amsterdam. Data was obtained by way of interviews conducted with five experts, categorized as: academics, sexual and ethnic minority activists, and HIV professionals. Five main risk factors were determined: cultural differences; language barriers; stigma and taboo around sexuality and HIV within Islamic communities; socioeconomic marginalization; and lack of a positive term for same-sex sexual behavior and identity among the target group. Recommendations for future research include interviews with Moroccan and Turkish SSA youth themselves. Implications for future interventions are discussed.
Woznica, Daniel, "HIV Risk Factors Among Moroccan and Turkish Same-Sex Attracted Youth in Amsterdam" (2010). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. Paper 840.