Journal article

HIV Prevention in High-Risk Women in South Africa: Condom Use and the Need for Change

Francois van Loggerenberg, Alexis A Dieter, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Lise Werner, Anneke Grobler, Koleka Mlisana

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2012

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Young women are at disproportionate risk of HIV infection in South Africa. Understanding risk behaviors and factors associated with ability to negotiate safe sex and condom use is likely to be key in curbing the spread of HIV. Traditionally prevention efforts have focused on creating behavioral changes by increasing knowledge about HIV/AIDS. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis from a prospective observational cohort study of 245 women at a high-risk of HIV infection in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. RESULTS: Participants demonstrated a high level of HIV/AIDS knowledge. Overall, 60.3% of participants reported condom use. Reported condom use at last sexual encounter varied..

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Funding Acknowledgements

CAPRISA received support for the CAPRISA 002 Acute Infection Study from the Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant #1 U19 AI51794). The funders supported the initial development of the protocol but had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Francois van Loggerenberg was supported by a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Columbia University-Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme (AITRP) funded by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (grant #D43TW00231). Alexis A. Dieter received support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship Program for Medical Students at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.