Condom use in last sexual intercourse among undergraduate students: how many are using them and who are they? A cross-sectional study was conducted to measure the prevalence of condom use in the last sexual intercourse and associated factors among university students. Undergraduate students from a public university aged 18 and over of the Rio Grande RS campuses were eligible.
Pediatricians, obstetricians-gynecologists, infectious disease specialists, family medicine physicians. The goal of the study was to examine whether sexually active postpartum adolescents, who used long-acting reversible contraceptive LARC methods were as likely to use condoms as users of non-LARC hormonal contraceptive techniques. Compared with users of other hormonal contraceptive methods, postpartum adolescents taking the pill were the highest condom users and those relying on intrauterine devices IUDs were the lowest condom users, according to Katherine Kortsmit, PhD, of the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues.
Women of reproductive age are at the highest risk of both HIV infection and unintended pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa. Highly effective contraceptives HECs such as hormonal injectable and implants are widely used in this region. HECs are effective for preventing pregnancies.
Consistent and proper use of condoms has been found to be effective in preventing HIV transmission and other sexually transmitted diseases. Sixteen percent reported always using a condom in the past six months. The risk of future HIV infections in this region remains high. Future efforts to prevent new HIV infections should aim to increase condom use, and prevention practices that facilitate HIV-positive individuals to communicate their HIV status with partners.
By night, it turns into a red-light district where dozens of women offer themselves for paid sex. Since the government decided to close down brothels, such as Kramat Tunggak in North Jakarta, sex workers are using the streets as their new bordellos. Once infected, it was likely they would spread HIV among their clients.
Condom use is a critical prevention element in a comprehensive, effective and sustainable approach to HIV. While no barrier method is percent effective, correct and consistent use of latex condoms can greatly reduce the risk of transmission of HIV. Failure to use condoms correctly with every act of intercourse, however, has been shown to increase the risk of HIV transmission.
Background: Nigerian men play major roles in the reproductive decision-making process, including issues concerning fertility. Despite efforts made by the government to reduce the incidence of HIV by using condom as a means of dual protection, the utilization of male condom is still relatively low in Nigeria. This study aimed to assess the condom utilization and predictors of condom use among male respondents in Plateau State.
Community pharmacists: Underutilized resources in the HIV care team. Over the past several years the HIV prevention toolbox has expanded significantly. This is due to a rapid growth in our knowledge of effective approaches that help prevent the transmission of HIV.
Risky sexual behavior and practices, as well as the lack of government policies focused on prevention, have contributed to the steep rise in the number of human immunodeficiency virus HIV cases among Filipinos, particularly among the youth and men having sex with men MSM. Most of the cases, or 95 percent, were males. More than half of the cases reported were from the age group, while 31 percent were aged
A pill that protects people from the AIDS virus may be driving down use of condoms, Australian researchers reported Wednesday. They found that as more people used the daily pill, called PrEP, the less likely they were to use condoms. But the fears are that availability of the pills could feed a false sense of security, and that dropping condom use will help fuel the already widening epidemics of other sexually transmitted infections STIs such as syphilis and gonorrhea.