Factors associated with HIV discussion and condom use with sexual partners in an underserved community in South Africa

Donaldson F. Conserve, Keren Middelkoop, Gary King, Linda Gail Bekker

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Abstract

We examined factors associated with discussing HIV and condom use with a sexual partner. Two cross- sectional surveys were conducted in 2004 prior to the implementation of an HIV awareness campaign in a South African community and in 2008 after a three- year education program. Overall, the proportion of individuals who had discussed HIV with a sexual partner increased from 76% in 2004 to 89% in 2008 (p <.001). Among respondents who had sex six months before completing the surveys, condom use significantly increased from 64% in 2004 to 79% in 2008 (p <.05). Respondents who discussed HIV with a sexual partner were more likely to use condoms than respondents who had not discussed HIV with a sexual partner (OR=2.08, 95% CI=1.16, 3.72). These findings indicate the importance of interventions aimed at promoting HIV awareness and discussion of HIV in communities with individuals at risk of acquiring HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-144
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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