Male condoms are available widely, at no cost in the public sector, with expanded access via social marketing and the private sector. The female condom programme is one of the largest and well-established globally. National surveys show progressive increases in rates of condom use at last sex.
Objective : To determine why sexually experienced males and females from multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa do not use condoms. Methods : We used data from sample surveys conducted in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Respondents were asked about their use of condoms and their reasons for not using a condom in last sex with a marital, a regular non-marital or a casual partner.
We analysed the distribution and predictors of within-partnership sexual behaviour and condom use in rural Zimbabwe and generated parameters for use in future modelling analyses. A population-based cohort was recruited from a household census in 12 communities. A baseline survey was carried out in — with follow-up surveys after 3 and 5 years.
In South Africa, young women are at disproportionate risk of HIV infection with about new infections per week in Understanding factors associated with male condom use in this key population group is important to curb the spread of HIV. This study determined practices and predictors of male condom use among sexually active young women in South Africa. We determined predictors of male condom use using the unconditional multivariable logistic regression model.
Extensive efforts are afoot to combat Aids in Africa. On a visit to Africa in MarchPope Benedict XVI generated media headlines worldwide when he said that condoms were not the answer to Aids in Africa and could make the problem worse. In this article, I will discuss the issue of condoms and Aids.
The group where new infections are growing at the highest rate is young men aged 14 to This is called viral suppression. But not everyone is on treatment.
This article examines the failure of the condom as a HIV prevention device in marriage relationships in southern Africa. Where male control over the sexual realm has seen the male condom become largely disused, the need to understand male rejection of condoms becomes vital. To conduct its examination, this article adopts a framework of symbology.
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies continue to pose a high health burden for millions of people, especially young women and key populations. However, 30 years into the response to HIV and despite the increased use of condoms over the past three decades, condom availability and use gaps remain, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa, where the gap between availably and need is estimated to be more than 3 billion condoms. The estimated condom need in 47 countries in sub-Saharan Africa in was 6 billion male condoms; however, only an estimated 2.
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Even that cautious formula brought the pope a step closer to the pragmatic message preached by many priests in Africa, who struggled to grasp his comment during a tour of Africa that condoms could actually worsen the spread of AIDS. De Lay believed the relaxation of the official line could encourage priests who for years have tacitly approved condom use, for example to protect a women during sex with her HIV-positive husband. It is just a recognition that millions are dying.