Association between Perceived High Risk Behavior and the Use of Condom as a Protective Measure for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Ugandan Women and Men

Mian B. Hossain, Morgan State University

Uganda has been in the front line of the AIDS epidemic in many ways: it was one of the first countries to report AIDS cases; and one of the first to observe a decline in HIV prevalence. Uganda’s HIV prevention programs have become a model for many developing countries attempting to stamp down HIV/AIDS. Since the beginning of HIV epidemic, identification of risk factors remains the main focus of HIV prevention studies. No study, however, analyzed the factors that are protecting the Ugandan men and women from HIV/AIDS. Using Ugandan DHS 2000 data, this study examines the association between perceived high-risk behavior and the use of condom for avoiding HIV/AIDS among Ugandan men and women. Logistic regression analyses show, the women who perceive sex with reduced number of partner prevents HIV, are more than 2 times likely to have ever used condom as a protective measure of HIV prevention.

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Presented in Poster Session 5: Health, Mortality, Aging, Biology