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Determinants of multiple sexual partnerships in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-30 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:24:59Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:24:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1983
dc.description.abstract This paper aims to examine determinants of multiple sexual partnerships (MSPs) among South African men and women using a nationally representative sample. Quantitative and qualitative data from a 2008 population-based cross-sectional survey were used. The analysis focused on the 6990 who were 15 years and older and reported sexual activity in the prior 12 months. The qualitative component consisted of 15 focus group interviews investigating values underlying MSP behaviors. Predictors of MSP common across gender were race, having a history of STI, being in a short relationships (1 year) and suspecting the current partner of infidelity. MSP among men enjoyed greater community acceptance and was mainly done for social status. Furthermore, men reporting MSP were mostly younger (15-24 years old) and use condom at last sex. Among women, determinants of MSP included economic vulnerability, younger age at sexual debut and living in formal urban rather than formal rural areas. The data presented in this paper reinforces the importance of MSP as a risk factor for HIV and outline factors that should strongly be considered in strengthening condom use promotion and of partner reduction programs messaging in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject VALUES IN SOCIETY en
dc.subject MULTIPLE AND CONCURRENT PARTNERSHIPS (MCP) en
dc.subject TRANSACTIONAL SEX en
dc.title Determinants of multiple sexual partnerships in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 37(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Office of the CEO en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8608 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=15607 en
dc.PageNumber 97-106 en
dc.outputnumber 7375 en
dc.bibliographictitle Onoya, D., Zuma, K., Zungu, N., Shisana, O. & Mehlomakhulu, V. (2014) Determinants of multiple sexual partnerships in South Africa. <i>Journal of Public Health</i>. 37(1):97-106. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1983 en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Onoya, D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Zuma, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Zungu, N. en
dc.contributor.author4 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mehlomakhulu, V. en


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