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Sexual risk behaviour among HIV-infected women in the first twelve months after delivery in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-14 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-07T13:15:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-07T13:15:30Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12329
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to assess sexual risk behaviour and its social correlates in HIV-infected women living in rural South Africa at six and twelve months post-partum. Participants were 699 HIV-positive women recruited prenatally by systematic sampling from twelve community health centres in Mpumalanga province, South Africa (mean age = 28.4 years, SD = 5.7; married =41.1%; serodiscordant or unknown partner status = 74.9%). They self-reported on their sexual activity six to twelve months after delivery; including use of condoms and partner involvement. Generalised linear mixed models were utilised to estimate unsafe sex outcomes from a prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) intervention, socio-demographic factors, disclosure, and male involvement. About 20% of sexually active women in the past week had used condoms inconsistently at six and twelve months after delivery. Moreover, 16% and 18% of the women had not used a condom at last sex and 11% and 13% had unprotected sex with HIV-uninfected or unknown-status partners following delivery at six and twelve months, respectively. Higher inconsistent condom use was likely with lower male involvement. Promotion of condom use post-partum, as well as male involvement in sexual decisions, are important for safer sex post-partum by seropositive women. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject POSTNATAL WOMEN en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title Sexual risk behaviour among HIV-infected women in the first twelve months after delivery in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 28(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10430 en
dc.PageNumber 330-335 en
dc.outputnumber 9393 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Setswe, G., Matseke, G., Ramlagan, S., Weiss, S.M., Rodriquez, V.J., Sifunda, S., Cook, R., Lee, T.K. & Jones, D. (2018) Sexual risk behaviour among HIV-infected women in the first twelve months after delivery in South Africa. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 28(4):330-335. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Setswe, G. en
dc.contributor.author3 Matseke, G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Ramlagan, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Weiss, S.M. en
dc.contributor.author6 Rodriquez, V.J. en
dc.contributor.author7 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author8 Cook, R. en
dc.contributor.author9 Lee, T.K. en
dc.contributor.author10 Jones, D. en

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