Evaluation of barriers in condom use – A cross sectional survey

Easwaran, Vigneshwaran and Yiragam, Padmanabha reddy and Nayakanti, Devanna and Mohammed, Jaffar Sadiq and B, Manojkumar and Sayyed, Rubiya and Yiragam, Samhitha reddy (2011) Evaluation of barriers in condom use – A cross sectional survey. International journal of Pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, 2 (2). pp. 510-515. ISSN 2229-3701


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HIV/AIDS is the most dramatic epidemic of the century that has been claimed more than 3 million deaths over two decades .UNAIDS and NACO estimated that 2 million to 3.1 million people are living in India with HIV. Despite awareness campaigns, prevention measures and more recently promotion of antiviral regimens, the prevalence of cases and deaths is still rising and the prevalence of systemic condom use remains low, especially in pandemic areas. Our study identifies barriers to condom use based on health belief model in Anantapur one of HIV/AIDS pandemic area in Andhra Pradesh, India due to prevalence of systemic condom use remains low. The study was a cross sectional survey conducted from June to July 2010. 280 individuals were interviewed using a structured questionnaire adapted from a standardized WHO/GAP questionnaire. Knowledge on HIV/AIDS transmission is satisfactory in some areas where as in other areas remains still poor and condom use during the last occasional intercourse was declared by only 65.77% of males and 53.4% of females. Based on health belief model, failure to use condom was related to its perceived lack of efficacy, perceived quality, lack of awareness, less comfort and not accepted by partner. This study identifies perceived Utilization-related problem as the main barriers to condom use.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 09:51
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/905

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