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Elements of condom-use decision making among South African men who have sex with men

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-10 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:17:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:17:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2243
dc.description.abstract South African men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for HIV infection, and male condoms are fundamental to HIV prevention programs. We explored condom use experiences through in-depth interviews with 34 South African MSM from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. For data analysis, we generated a codebook and used the constant comparison method. Condom use reinforcing elements included use of alternative sexual strategies, having a high level of self-worth that was linked to protective behaviors, and use of ready-made condom negotiation scripts. Elements inhibiting condom use included perceiving substantial declines in sexual pleasure/performance, experiences of condom failure (possibly related to petroleum-based lubricant), and being in trusted relationships. Our findings suggest nuanced HIV prevention approaches such as bolstering condom negotiation skills based on successful tactics already in use. Further research is needed to address how to mitigate perceptions and experiences that condoms negatively impact sexual pleasure and performance. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject CONDOM USE en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HOMOSEXUALITY en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVENTION en
dc.title Elements of condom-use decision making among South African men who have sex with men en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume June en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Thousand Oaks, California en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8365 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7099 en
dc.bibliographictitle Siegler, A.J., De Voux, A., Phaswana-Mafuya, N., Bekker, L-G., Sullivan, P.S., Baral, S.D., Winskell, K., Kose, Z., Wirtz, A.L. & Stephenson, R. (2014) Elements of condom-use decision making among South African men who have sex with men. <i>Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC)</i>. June:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Siegler, A.J. en
dc.contributor.author2 De Voux, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Phaswana-Mafuya, N. en
dc.contributor.author4 Bekker, L-G. en
dc.contributor.author5 Sullivan, P.S. en
dc.contributor.author6 Baral, S.D. en
dc.contributor.author7 Winskell, K. en
dc.contributor.author8 Kose, Z. en
dc.contributor.author9 Wirtz, A.L. en
dc.contributor.author10 Stephenson, R. en


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