Patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an increased risk of HIV infection and they must be targeted for increased condom use.
Goal : To identify predictors of condom use among patients with STDs.
In a cross-sectional survey, an interview-administered questionnaire was administered to 138 patients at the STD clinic, Mulago, and the outpatients department, Mbarara Hospital, in Uganda.
Data were collected on sociodemographic situations, STD symptoms, type of sexual partners, and use of condoms.
Multivariate logistic regression models were used to identify independent predictors of condom use.
Of the 138 patients, 87 (66%) knew how to use condoms, 81 (59%) ever used a condom, 34 (25%) used a condom at least once in the previous 3 months, 20 (15%) used a condom during the last sexual intercourse, and 80 (58%) accepted a free supply of condoms.
Reasons for not using condoms among the 57 who had never were : having a regular partner or spouse (28,49%), partner does not approve (17,30%), reduced sexual pleasure (5,9%), and no answer (7,12%). The independent predictors of condom use were : being a man, not having a regular partner, having had sex with a casual partner, being able to read English, having at least secondary education, and using electricity for lighting.
Providing health promotion messages in local languages may improve condom use in this population. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Condom, Etude statistique, Homme, Ouganda, Afrique, Prédiction
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Condom, Statistical study, Human, Uganda, Africa, Prediction
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0517791
Code Inist : 002B05A03. Création : 18/05/2000.