Assessing HIV Risk in Workplaces for Prioritizing HIV Preventive Interventions in Karnataka State, India
Halli, S.S., Buzdugan, R., Ramesh, B.M., et al. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2009), 36(9), pp. 556–63.
Based on qualitative and quantitative formative research, the authors identify the manufacturing, mining, sugar, garment, fishing, and construction industries as high HIV risk sectors in Karnataka. Overall findings include low levels of knowledge about HIV transmission and low levels of condom access among workers. Where resources are limited, identification and prioritization of highest risk sectors is recommended. While findings are not generalizable, the structure of a table summarizing sector assessment results may have broader use for program planners. For each sector, the table presents sociodemographics, HIV risk factors, structural characteristics, and recommendations, noting advantages and disadvantages for each.