TITLE

Correlates of Inconsistent Refusal of Unprotected Sex among Armenian Female Sex Workers

AUTHOR(S)
Markosyan, Karine; Lang, Delia L.; DiClemente, Ralph J.
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
AIDS Research & Treatment;2014, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence and correlates of inconsistent refusal of unprotected sex among female sex workers (FSWs) in Armenia. One hundred and eighteen street-based FSWs between the ages of 20 and 52 completed a questionnaire assessing FSWs' demographic, psychosocial, and behavioral characteristics. A total of 52.5% (n= 62) of FSWs reported inconsistent refusal of unprotected sex with clients in the past 3 months. Logistic regression analysis controlling for participants' age and education revealed that perceiving more barriers toward condomuse (AOR = 1.1; P < 0.01), reportingmore types of abuse (AOR= 2.1; P< 0.01), and setting lower fees for service (AOR = 0.9; P = 0.02) significantly predicted inconsistent refusal of unprotected sex. HIV-risk-reduction behavioral interventions tailored to FSWs working in Yerevan Armenia should address the factors identified in this study toward the goal of enhancing refusal of unprotected sex and ultimately preventing acquisition of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV.
ACCESSION #
100519416

 

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