Condom Failure Among Men Receiving Sexually Transmissible Infection Clinic Services, Cape Town, South Africa
April 6, 2010
While condoms offer "the most realistic and available protection" against STDs and HIV, the authors noted that these benefits are compromised if the condom breaks or tears. In the current study, the researchers set out to examine condom failure and behavioral risk factors associated with condom failure in a group of South African men at high risk for HIV transmission.
The study's subjects, 431 men receiving STD treatment at a public clinic, completed computer-assisted interviews and STD clinic chart abstraction during an observation period of one year.
11.2009; Vol. 6; No. 4: P. 300-304; Seth C. Kalichman; Leickness C. Simbayi; Demetria Cain; Sean Jooste
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