AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 865–871

Predictors of Consistent Condom Use Among Young African American Women

Authors

    • College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky
    • Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University
  • Ralph J. DiClemente
    • Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health EducationRollins School of Public Health
    • Emory Center for AIDS Research
    • Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, Department of PediatricsEmory University School of Medicine
    • Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)Emory University School of Medicine
  • Laura F. Salazar
    • Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health EducationRollins School of Public Health
    • Emory Center for AIDS Research
  • Gina M. Wingood
    • Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health EducationRollins School of Public Health
    • Emory Center for AIDS Research
  • Jessica McDermott-Sales
    • Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health EducationRollins School of Public Health
  • April M. Young
    • Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health EducationRollins School of Public Health
  • Eve Rose
    • Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health EducationRollins School of Public Health
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-011-9998-7

Cite this article as:
Crosby, R.A., DiClemente, R.J., Salazar, L.F. et al. AIDS Behav (2013) 17: 865. doi:10.1007/s10461-011-9998-7

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive value of selected factors to the consistent use of condoms among high-risk young African American women. A clinic-based, prospective, study of 242 young, African-American women (ages 15–21) was conducted. In multivariate analysis, consistent condom use was predicted by having greater perceptions of condom negotiation self-efficacy, lower fear of negotiating condom use, and having communicated with sex partners (during the recall period) about condom use. Relational variables were predictive of consistent condom use among young African American women. STD/HIV preventive interventions should target these factors, perhaps in dyad-level interventions.

Keywords

African AmericansAdolescent femalesCondom useSexual behaviorSexually transmitted infections

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