Gender, Sexual Self-Efficacy and Consistent Condom Use Among Adolescents Living in the HIV Hyper-Endemic Setting of Soweto, South Africa

@article{Closson2017GenderSS,
  title={Gender, Sexual Self-Efficacy and Consistent Condom Use Among Adolescents Living in the HIV Hyper-Endemic Setting of Soweto, South Africa},
  author={Kalysha Anne Closson and Janan Janine Dietrich and Nathan John Lachowsky and Busi Nkala and Alexis Palmer and Zishan Cui and Jason Tzu Nien Chia and Robert S Hogg and Glenda Gray and Cari L. Miller and Angela Kaida},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={22},
  pages={671-680}
}
Within HIV-endemic settings, few studies have examined gendered associations between sexual self-efficacy (SSE), one’s confidence or perceived control over sexual behavior, and uptake of HIV prevention behaviors. Using cross-sectional survey data from 417 sexually-experienced adolescents (aged 14–19, median age = 18, 60% female) in Soweto, South Africa, we measured SSE using a 6-item scale (range:0–6) with ‘high-SSE’ = score > 3 (study alpha = 0.75). Gender-stratified logistic regression models… CONTINUE READING
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