Understanding the HIV Risk and Protective Behaviors of Young Business Process Outsourcing Center Employees in the Philippines
This project focuses on the HIV prevention needs of young adults employed in business process outsourcing (BPO) centers in the Philippines. The BPO industry is projected to create 303,000 new jobs by 2010, with the total BPO workforce reaching 1.1 million in the Philippines. The overall goal of the proposed project is to utilize qualitative research methods to gain a better understanding of the complexity of sexual risk and protective behaviors of these young adults. Since no specific HIV workplace interventions are currently implemented in the Philippines, the proposed research will help describe how to best address the unique health needs of young BPO employees.