Factors associated with condom use for HIV prevention among Nepalese labor migrant couples

Subash Thapa, Srijana Pathak, Anja Leppin, Anne Buve, Karin Hannes, Ghanshyam Kandel, Catharina Mathei

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    Abstract

    Information about factors associated with condom use among Nepalese labor migrant couples that are considered being at high risk of HIV infection is not clearly understood. Therefore, we carried out a cross-sectional study to identify the factors associated with condom use among Nepalese labor migrant couples. A total of 266 wives of Nepalese labor migrants were invited for an interview. Hierarchical logistic regression analysis was performed to analyze data. We found that almost 39% of the women reported having used a condom while having sex with their husbands. Age was the only husband-related factor independently associated with condom use. School education, knowledge about HIV/AIDS, discussion of HIV with peers and sexual negotiation with the husband were the wife-related factors independently associated with condom use. Our findings highlight a clear need to develop effective HIV prevention interventions targeting illiterate labor migrant couples, with a particular emphasis on increasing women's ability to negotiate condom use.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)180-190
    Number of pages11
    ISSN0899-9546
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Journal Article

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