Psychosocial correlates of condom use consistency among isixhosa-speaking women living with HIV in the Western Cape province of South Africa
: Journal of Health Psychology OUTPUT TYPE
: Journal Article PUBLICATION YEAR
: D.Onoya, P.Reddy, R.Ruiter, S.Sifunda, G.Wingood, B.Van den BorneKEYWORDS
: CONDOM USE
, PSYCHOSOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
, RISK BEHAVIOUR
, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
: HSRC Library: shelf number 6871
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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.