Violence Against Women and HIV Risk Behaviors in Kampala, Uganda: Baseline Findings from the SASA! Study

Leilani Francisco, Tanya Abramsky, Ligia Kiss, Lori Michau, Tina Musuya, Deanna Kerrigan, Dan Kaye, Charlotte Watts

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Abstract

This article presents baseline data from the SASA! (this is the Swahili for 'now') Study, a cluster randomized trial of a community-mobilization intervention to prevent violence against women and HIV/AIDS in Kampala, Uganda. Logistic regression was used to explore associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual risk behaviors, among 1,206 ever-partnered men and women (18-49 years). Twenty-seven percent of women reported past-year experience of physical and/or sexual IPV. Female experience and male perpetration of IPV were strongly associated with sexual risk behaviors. Findings confirm the importance of the SASA! intervention in this setting and endorse integrated strategies for IPV and HIV prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-832
Number of pages19
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • HIV
  • SASA!
  • Uganda
  • intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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