Condom Use Among Sexually Active Kenyan Female Adolescents at Risk for HIV-1 Infection

Cherutich, Peter; Brentlinger, Paula; Nduati, Ruth; Kiarie, James N.; Farquhar, Carey
November 2008
AIDS & Behavior;Nov2008, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p923
Academic Journal
High rates of unintended pregnancy and HIV infection occur in sub-Saharan Africa yet few Kenyan studies have defined correlates of condom use in sexually active female adolescents. Female adolescents receiving reproductive health care and aged 15–19 were interviewed. The prevalence of ever-use of condom was 21.4% and 52 (7.3%) subjects were infected with HIV-1. Older age, higher levels of education, ever-use of hormonal contraceptives and higher numbers of sexual partners, non-consensual sex and exchange of sex for favours, were independent correlates of condom use. Condom use should be promoted in this population. Further exploration is needed on the developmental and contextual factors predisposing female adolescents to increased risk of HIV.


Related Articles

  • Behavioral Disinhibition and Sexual Risk Behavior among Adolescents and Young Adults in Malawi. Muchimba, Maureen; Burton, Megan; Yeatman, Sara; Chilungo, Abdallah; Haberstick, Brett C.; Young, Susan E.; Corley, Robin P.; McQueen, Matthew B. // PLoS ONE;Sep2013, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1 

    Background: While behavioral factors such as early age of sexual debut, inconsistent use of condoms and multiple sexual partners have been studied in Africa, less is known about how characteristics such as impulsivity and externalizing behaviors relate to HIV-related sexual risk-taking in that...

  • Barriers to Sexual Health Services for Young People in Nepal. Regmi, Pramod R.; van Teijlingen, Edwin; Simkhada, Padam; Acharya, Dev Raj // Journal of Health, Population & Nutrition;Dec2010, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p619 

    Although sexual and reproductive health education and services are provided to young people, current rates of HIV infection and pregnancy are increasing in Nepal, indicating that young people do not always use sexual health services. Health facilities have apparently failed to provide young...

  • Working, Sex Partner Age Differences, and Sexual Behavior among African American Youth. Bauermeister, José A.; Zimmerman, Marc; Yange Xue; Gee, Gilbert C.; Caldwell, Cleopatra H. // Archives of Sexual Behavior;Oct2009, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p802 

    Participation in the workplace has been proposed as a potential structural-level HIV/STI prevention strategy for youth. Only a few cross-sectional studies have explored the effect of work during adolescence and young adulthood on sexual behavior and their results have been mixed. This study...

  • Contraceptive use and associated factors among adolescents on Santiago Island - Cape Verde - Western Africa. Tavares, Carlos Mendes; Schor, Néia; França Junior, Ivan // Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil;abr-jun2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p229 

    Objective: to estimate the prevalence of contraceptive use and associated factors among adolescents attending public schools on Santiago Island, Cape Verde. Methods: a cross-sectional study was carried out with 368 sexually active adolescents aged 13-17 years attending eight public elementary...

  • The Positive Role of Social Networks and Social Networking Technology in the Condom-Using Behaviors of Homeless Young People. Rice, Eric // Public Health Reports;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 125 Issue 4, p588 

    Objective. To examine the impact of condom-using peers in the social networks of homeless young people, differences in behaviors were assessed based on the social location of ties (home-based vs. street-based) and how those ties are maintained (face-to-face vs. via social networking technology)....

  • DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING, AND EVALUATING A CONDOM PROMOTION PROGRAM TARGETING SEXUALLY ACTIVE ADOLESCENTS. Alstead, Mark; Campsmith, Michael; Halley, Carolyn Swope; Hartfield, Karen; Goldbaum, Gary; Wood, Robert W. // AIDS Education & Prevention;Dec1999, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p497 

    The article presents information on the development, implementation, and evaluation of the HIV prevention program, Condom Campaign. Most teenagers in the U.S. receive HIV education in middle and high school and have high levels of knowledge about the transmission of HIV. However, sexual...

  • Safe Sex Versus Safe Love? Relationship Context and Condom Use Among Male Adolescents in the Favelas of Recife, Brazil. Juarez, Fatima; Martín, Teresa Castro // Archives of Sexual Behavior;Feb2006, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p25 

    This study examined the influence of the relationship context where adolescent sexual activity takes place on contraceptive decisions. The data were collected in a specially designed survey carried out in May 2000 on 1,438 adolescent males aged 13–19 residing in favelas (urban slum areas)...

  • Was HIV knowledge associated with condom use at first sex among Ukrainian teenagers in 2007? Yavorska, Valentyna // Tobacco Control & Public Health in Eastern Europe;2011, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p99 

    BACKGROUND. Condoms offer the best protection against sexually transmitted infections including HIV. In Ukraine, little research has been conducted to explore possible predictors of condom use at sexual debut. It was hypothesized that the more youth know about possible ways of HIV transmission,...

  • Effects of the SATZ teacher-led school HIV prevention programmes on adolescent sexual behaviour: cluster randomised controlled trials in three sub-Saharan African sites. Mathews, C.; Aarø, L.E.; Grimsrud, A.; Flisher, A.J.; Kaaya, S.; Onya, H.; Schaalma, H.; Wubs, A.; Mukoma, W.; Klepp, K.-I. // International Health (1876-3413);Jun2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p111 

    Abstract: In this study, the effects on young adolescent sexual risk behaviour of teacher-led school HIV prevention programmes were examined in two sites in South Africa (Cape Town and Mankweng) and one site in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). In Cape Town, Dar es Salaam and Mankweng, 26, 24 and 30...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics