AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 441–451

Correlates of Condom Use among Sex Workers and Their Boyfriends in Three West African Countries

  • Gaston Godin
  • Aissatou Tinka Bah
  • Amadou Sow
  • Isaac Minani
  • Diane Morin
  • Michel Alary
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-007-9296-6

Cite this article as:
Godin, G., Tinka Bah, A., Sow, A. et al. AIDS Behav (2008) 12: 441. doi:10.1007/s10461-007-9296-6

Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify correlates associated with condom use at last intercourse between sex workers (SW) and their boyfriends (BF). The sample was derived as a convenience sample recruited through existing HIV prevention organizations in Benin, Guinea and Senegal. The Theory of Planned Behavior served as the conceptual framework. A total of 406 individuals (220 SW and 186 BF) participated in the study. Socio-demographic, behavioral and psychological variables were collected through a face-to-face administered questionnaire. Condom use at last intercourse was significantly associated with intention and perceived control among SW as well as their BF. With respect to intention, perceived control, attitude and moral norm explained 82 and 74% of intention of SW and BF, respectively. These results suggest that promoting condom use among SW and BF should be based primarily on the development of personal ability to overcome obstacles to condom use.

Keywords

AIDSSex workersCondomWest AfricaBehavior

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaston Godin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Aissatou Tinka Bah
    • 5
  • Amadou Sow
    • 6
  • Isaac Minani
    • 7
  • Diane Morin
    • 2
  • Michel Alary
    • 3
  1. 1.Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les comportements et la santéUniversité LavalQuebecCanada
  2. 2.Faculté des sciences infirmièresUniversité LavalQuebecCanada
  3. 3.Unité de recherche en santé des populationsHôpital Saint-Sacrement du CHAQuebecCanada
  4. 4.Canada Research Chair on Behaviors and HealthLaval UniversityQuebecCanada
  5. 5.Cellule Sectorielle de Lutte contre le Sida du Ministère de la santé au MaliBamakoMali
  6. 6.Département des soins infirmiers duCentre hospitalier régional de ThièsThiesSenegal
  7. 7.Dispensaire et laboratoire ISTCentre de santé Cotonou1CotonouBenin