Sexual risk behaviours are influenced by knowing someone with HIV/AIDS

 

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dc.contributor.author Ijumba, Ken
dc.contributor.author Gamieldien, Ragmat
dc.contributor.author Myer, Landon
dc.contributor.author Morroni, Chelsea
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-17T14:20:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-17T14:20:06Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Ijumba, K., Gamieldien, R., Myer, L., & Morroni, C. (2004). Sexual risk behaviours are influenced by knowing someone with HIV/AIDS: student paper: SAMJ forum. South African Medical Journal, 94(7), p-522. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17975
dc.description.abstract Behavioural risk reduction interventions are a central part of continuing efforts to stem the spread of the HIV epidemic. A range of interventions have been developed and tested in different populations within South Africa. These seek to lower individual risk of HIV infection by discouraging sexual relations with multiple partners and increasing levels of condom use. Many interventions to date have met with mixed success, and understanding the determinants of high-risk sexual behaviour remains a major concern in addressing HIV/AIDS.1 Several studies from other parts of sub-Saharan Africa have suggested that knowing someone with HIV/AIDS may be an important predictor of decreased risk behaviour. One pooled analysis2 found that adult men in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda were more likely to reduce their risk behaviours if they knew someone who had HIV/AIDS. Similar results have been reported in a population-based study3 of women in rural Zimbabwe. However, one previous study from South Africa4 using data from the 1998 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) found that there was no association between knowing someone with HIV and levels of condom use. Given that the links between knowing someone with HIV and risk behaviours have important implications for HIV prevention efforts, we investigated this association in a survey of individuals attending a public sector health facility in Khayelitsha, near Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source South African Medical Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.samj.org.za
dc.subject Sexual risk behaviours
dc.subject HIV/AIDS
dc.title Sexual risk behaviours are influenced by knowing someone with HIV/AIDS en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-18T08:11:12Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Medicine en_ZA
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