Psychosocial correlates of condom use consistency among isixhosa-speaking women living with HIV in the Western Cape province of South Africa

SOURCE: Journal of Health Psychology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Onoya, P.Reddy, R.Ruiter, S.Sifunda, G.Wingood, B.Van den Borne
KEYWORDS: CONDOM USE, HIV/AIDS, PSYCHOSOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6871

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Abstract

Many HIV-positive South African women continue to have unprotected sex. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess correlates of condom use consistency among Xhosa-speaking HIV-positive women in South Africa. One hundred and twenty women were recruited from five primary care clinics and completed a questionnaire. Regression analyses indicated that assertive negotiation and self efficacy for condom use were proximal correlates of condom use consistency. Mediation analyses showed that self-efficacy for assertive negotiation is a distal correlate of condom use consistency. We propose a framework of correlates of condom use consistency to inform future intervention development.