This study sought to determine the impact of price on condom use.
A program based on distribution of condoms at no charge was replaced with one providing low-cost condoms (25 cents).
Pretest and posttest surveys asked about condom use among persons reporting 2 or more sex partners.
At pretest, 57% of respondents had obtained free condoms, and 77% had used a condom during their most recent sexual encounter.
When the price was raised to 25 cents, the respective percentages decreased to 30% and 64%. Conclusions.
Cost is a barrier to condom use.
Free condoms should be distributed to encourage their use by persons at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Condom, Utilisation, Comportement, Coût, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Evaluation, Homme, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Aspect économique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Condom, Use, Behavior, Costs, Sexually transmitted disease, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Evaluation, Human, Prevention, United States, North America, America, Economic aspect, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0226578
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.