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Title:On the road again: concurrency and condom use among Uganda truck drivers
Editor:Costenbader, Elizabeth C.
Year:2015
Periodical:African Journal of AIDS Research (ISSN 1727-9445)
Volume:14
Issue:2
Pages:117-125
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:drivers
sexuality
contraception
Link:https://doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2015.1040810
Abstract:Long-distance truck drivers have been shown to be a critical population in the spread of HIV in Africa. In 2009, surveys with 385 Ugandan long-distance truck drivers measured concurrency point prevalence with two methods; it ranged from 37.4% (calendar-method) to 50.1% (direct question). The majority (84%) of relationships reported were long-term resulting in a long duration of overlap (average of 58 months) across concurrent partnerships. Only 7% of these men reported using any condoms with their spouses during the past month. Among all non-spousal relationships, duration of relationship was the factor most strongly associated with engaging in unprotected sex in the past month in a multivariable analyses controlling for partner and relationship characteristics. Innovative intervention programs for these men and their partners are needed that address the realities of truck drivers' lifestyles. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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