oa SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance - Factors associated with consistent condom use by employees in the brewery industry in Nigeria : original article
Many employees of large organisations in Nigeria face significant risks for HIV infection, especially due to occasional or regular job transfers, involvement in casual sexual encounters and lack of consistent condom use. The current study analysed the determinants of consistent condom use in 710 sexually active men (N = 617) and women (N = 93) recruited from the country's brewery industry. Results showed that only 12% of the employees consistently used a condom. Men who used condoms for all sexual encounters were more likely to be single, had 12 - 18 years of schooling, worked as intermediate level staff, thought a condom was useful to prevent HIV infection, and perceived that condoms hinder sexual satisfaction. Women who consistently used condoms were more likely to have 7 - 12 years of schooling. It is appropriate that brewery authorities develop work place programmes to enhance condom use among employees in order to prevent the spread of HIV infection.
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