Perceived Risks of HIV/AIDS and First Sexual Intercourse among Youth in Cape Town, South Africa

@article{Tenkorang2008PerceivedRO,
  title={Perceived Risks of HIV/AIDS and First Sexual Intercourse among Youth in Cape Town, South Africa},
  author={Eric Yeboah Tenkorang and Fernando Rajulton and E Maticka-tyndale},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={234-245}
}
The ‘Health Belief Model’ (HBM) identifies perception of HIV/AIDS risks, recognition of its seriousness, and knowledge about prevention as predictors of safer sexual activity. Using data from the Cape Area Panel Survey (CAPS) and hazard models, this study examines the impact of risk perception, considered the first step in HIV prevention, set within the context of the HBM and socio-economic, familial and school factors, on the timing of first sexual intercourse among youth aged 14–22 in Cape… CONTINUE READING
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