Psychosocial correlates of condom use consistency among Isixhosa-speaking women living with HIV in the Western Cape Province of South Africa

D. Onoya*, P.S. Reddy, R.A.C. Ruiter, S. Sifunda, G. Wingood, B. van den Borne

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1220
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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