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Failure to use and sustain male condom usage: lessons learned from a prospective study among men attending STI clinic in Pune, India
Background: Sustained or consistent use of condoms by men remains a challenge. A study was carried out to identify factors associated with failure to use condoms consistently by men attending STD clinics in Pune, India.
Method: Among 14137 STI clinic attendees, 8360 HIV sero-negative men were enrolled in a cohort study. The changes in condom usage behavior were studied among 1284 men who returned for first scheduled quarterly follow up, 309 reported consistent condom use at the time of enrollment in the cohort. Data pertaining to heterosexual men practicing high risk behavior were analyzed to identify factors associated with change in condom use behavior using logistic regression model. Demographic, behavioral and biological factors observed to be associated with condom use were fitted in five Cox proportional hazards models to calculate hazard ratios and their 95% confidence intervals to identify independent predictors of failure to sustain condom use behavior.
Sahay S, Deshpande S, Bembalkar S, Kharat M, Parkhe A, Brahme RG, Paranjape R, Bollinger RC, Mehendale SM. Failure to use and sustain male condom usage: lessons learned from a prospective study among men attending STI clinic in Pune, India. PLOS ONE. 2015 13 Aug. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0135071