Beliefs that condoms reduce sexual pleasure-gender differences in correlates among heterosexual HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs)

Yuko Mizuno, David W. Purcell, Mary H. Latka, Lisa R. Metsch, Cynthia A. Gomez, Carl A Latkin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Studies consistently find that negative condom beliefs or attitudes are significantly associated with less condom use in various populations, including HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs). As part of efforts to reduce sexual risk among HIV-positive IDUs, one of the goals of HIV interventions should be the promotion of positive condom beliefs. In this paper we sought to identify the correlates of negative condom beliefs and examined whether such correlates varied by gender, using a subsample (those with an opposite-sex main partner; n=348) of baseline data collected as part of a randomized controlled study of HIV-positive IDUs. In multivariate analyses, we found more significant correlates for women than for men. With men, perception that their sex partner is not supportive of condom use (negative partner norm) was the only significant correlate (Beta=-0.30; p2=0.18). Among women, negative partner norm (Beta=-0.18; p2=0.36). These findings suggest important gender-specific factors to consider in interventions that seek to promote positive condom beliefs among HIV-positive IDUs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-536
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Urban Health
Volume84
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Fingerprint

Pleasure
Heterosexuality
Condoms
Drug Users
gender-specific factors
HIV
drug
Injections
promotion
gender
Multivariate Analysis
Population

Keywords

  • Condom beliefs
  • Correlates
  • Gender differences
  • Partner norm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Beliefs that condoms reduce sexual pleasure-gender differences in correlates among heterosexual HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs). / Mizuno, Yuko; Purcell, David W.; Latka, Mary H.; Metsch, Lisa R.; Gomez, Cynthia A.; Latkin, Carl A.

In: Journal of Urban Health, Vol. 84, No. 4, 07.2007, p. 523-536.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mizuno, Yuko ; Purcell, David W. ; Latka, Mary H. ; Metsch, Lisa R. ; Gomez, Cynthia A. ; Latkin, Carl A. / Beliefs that condoms reduce sexual pleasure-gender differences in correlates among heterosexual HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs). In: Journal of Urban Health. 2007 ; Vol. 84, No. 4. pp. 523-536.
@article{fe0b3fe0ce144691863d5e0d1c96ef86,
title = "Beliefs that condoms reduce sexual pleasure-gender differences in correlates among heterosexual HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs)",
abstract = "Studies consistently find that negative condom beliefs or attitudes are significantly associated with less condom use in various populations, including HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs). As part of efforts to reduce sexual risk among HIV-positive IDUs, one of the goals of HIV interventions should be the promotion of positive condom beliefs. In this paper we sought to identify the correlates of negative condom beliefs and examined whether such correlates varied by gender, using a subsample (those with an opposite-sex main partner; n=348) of baseline data collected as part of a randomized controlled study of HIV-positive IDUs. In multivariate analyses, we found more significant correlates for women than for men. With men, perception that their sex partner is not supportive of condom use (negative partner norm) was the only significant correlate (Beta=-0.30; p2=0.18). Among women, negative partner norm (Beta=-0.18; p2=0.36). These findings suggest important gender-specific factors to consider in interventions that seek to promote positive condom beliefs among HIV-positive IDUs.",
keywords = "Condom beliefs, Correlates, Gender differences, Partner norm",
author = "Yuko Mizuno and Purcell, {David W.} and Latka, {Mary H.} and Metsch, {Lisa R.} and Gomez, {Cynthia A.} and Latkin, {Carl A}",
year = "2007",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1007/s11524-007-9162-x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "84",
pages = "523--536",
journal = "Journal of Urban Health",
issn = "1099-3460",
publisher = "Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Beliefs that condoms reduce sexual pleasure-gender differences in correlates among heterosexual HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs)

AU - Mizuno, Yuko

AU - Purcell, David W.

AU - Latka, Mary H.

AU - Metsch, Lisa R.

AU - Gomez, Cynthia A.

AU - Latkin, Carl A

PY - 2007/7

Y1 - 2007/7

N2 - Studies consistently find that negative condom beliefs or attitudes are significantly associated with less condom use in various populations, including HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs). As part of efforts to reduce sexual risk among HIV-positive IDUs, one of the goals of HIV interventions should be the promotion of positive condom beliefs. In this paper we sought to identify the correlates of negative condom beliefs and examined whether such correlates varied by gender, using a subsample (those with an opposite-sex main partner; n=348) of baseline data collected as part of a randomized controlled study of HIV-positive IDUs. In multivariate analyses, we found more significant correlates for women than for men. With men, perception that their sex partner is not supportive of condom use (negative partner norm) was the only significant correlate (Beta=-0.30; p2=0.18). Among women, negative partner norm (Beta=-0.18; p2=0.36). These findings suggest important gender-specific factors to consider in interventions that seek to promote positive condom beliefs among HIV-positive IDUs.

AB - Studies consistently find that negative condom beliefs or attitudes are significantly associated with less condom use in various populations, including HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs). As part of efforts to reduce sexual risk among HIV-positive IDUs, one of the goals of HIV interventions should be the promotion of positive condom beliefs. In this paper we sought to identify the correlates of negative condom beliefs and examined whether such correlates varied by gender, using a subsample (those with an opposite-sex main partner; n=348) of baseline data collected as part of a randomized controlled study of HIV-positive IDUs. In multivariate analyses, we found more significant correlates for women than for men. With men, perception that their sex partner is not supportive of condom use (negative partner norm) was the only significant correlate (Beta=-0.30; p2=0.18). Among women, negative partner norm (Beta=-0.18; p2=0.36). These findings suggest important gender-specific factors to consider in interventions that seek to promote positive condom beliefs among HIV-positive IDUs.

KW - Condom beliefs

KW - Correlates

KW - Gender differences

KW - Partner norm

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34447498536&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34447498536&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s11524-007-9162-x

DO - 10.1007/s11524-007-9162-x

M3 - Article

C2 - 17447147

AN - SCOPUS:34447498536

VL - 84

SP - 523

EP - 536

JO - Journal of Urban Health

JF - Journal of Urban Health

SN - 1099-3460

IS - 4

ER -