Sociodemographic Factors and Correlates of Condom use Among HIV Positive Men that have Sex with Men in an Urban Area | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Sociodemographic Factors and Correlates of Condom use Among HIV Positive Men that have Sex with Men in an Urban Area

Author(s):Alali Dan-Jumbo*, Nnenna Nnadi, Chinwe Tonye Atata and Barile Edward Ikpae

The consistent use of condoms is necessary for an individual to maximize the protection it gives in comparison to inconsistent use. This study aims to assess factors associated with condom use among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. A cross-sectional descriptive study design was employed with a sample size of 209 men who have sex with men. The data were collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire and analyzed using a statistical package for social sciences analysis. The prevalence of consistent condom use was 8.6% with 89.5% using condoms sometimes. The reasons for inconsistent condom use were; inconvenience (36.8%), impeding pleasure (23.4%), and non-availability (18.2%). There was a statistically significant association between income and condom use (p=0.002). The present findings suggest that the majority of the participants had tertiary education, nevertheless, it does not state if they knew the additional benefits of using a condom. Hence, accessing more information via media, health institutions, and posts may contribute to increasing the general knowledge of the importance of consistent condom use.

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