Sexual risk behavior among HIV-infected women in South Africa at 12-months postpartum

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dc.description.abstract The postnatal period is a time of increased susceptibility to HIV infection and super infection for postpartum women, sexual partners, and infants. This study examined the effect of a prevention to mother-to-child transmission of HIV intervention compared to standard care, and factors associated with unprotected last sex and inconsistent condom use at 12-months postpartum. Participants were 1399 HIV-infected women 6-30 weeks pregnant assessed during pregnancy and 12-months postpartum. Women were aged an average of 28; 48% reported 10-11 years of education. Older age (adjusted odds ratio and being employed were associated with greater odds of unprotected sex at 12- month postpartum. Disclosure of HIV status and greater male involvement during pregnancy were associated with lower odds of unprotected sex at 12-month postpartum. HIV negative or unknown partner status and greater depressive symptoms were associated with lower odds of inconsistent condom use at 12- months postpartum. The intervention was not associated with reduced sexual risk behavior. Future studies should address male involvement and consider measurement of culturally tailored male involvement constructs for men South Africa. Perinatal women may require support for sexual communication and gender equity to reduce sexual risk. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject POSTNATAL WOMEN en
dc.title Sexual risk behavior among HIV-infected women in South Africa at 12-months postpartum en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber NA en
dc.Volume 31(9) en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS Care en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11401 en
dc.PageNumber 1114-1123 en
dc.outputnumber 10545 en
dc.bibliographictitle Jones, D.L., Rodriguez, V.J., Mandell, L.N., Lee, T.K., Weiss, S.M. & Peltzer, K. (2020) Sexual risk behavior among HIV-infected women in South Africa at 12-months postpartum. AIDS Care. 31(9):1114-1123. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Jones, D.L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Rodriguez, V.J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mandell, L.N. en
dc.contributor.author4 Lee, T.K. en
dc.contributor.author5 Weiss, S.M. en
dc.contributor.author6 Peltzer, K. en

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