The issue of safe sex versus unsafe sex in the aids debate
Participants who were younger, currently married, and less educated were significantly more likely to have had unprotected sex with a casual partner. Having said this, several female participants voluntarily reported that they did not trust their husbands to be monogamous.
In the harsh economic climate of Zimbabwe, when data were collected October—Decemberthe fear of losing financial support cannot be underestimated. Another strength is that qualitative research was used, which provides in-depth insights into and information about the research topic.
Safe sex statistics
Without a spouse extensively disclosing their sexual history, wives reported underestimating the risk of contracting HIV from them. Be aware that drugs and alcohol may affect your ability to make good decisions. Besides voicelessness, trust was a relational barrier to safer sex negotiation as noted in other literature [ 41 , 46 , 57 ]. There is need for sensitivity to this local context in HIV prevention. As the final authority in the marriage, he continued to have unprotected sex with Charity. Another strength is that qualitative research was used, which provides in-depth insights into and information about the research topic. It was noted that peers, especially same-sex peers, have an important role in advising and influencing each other regarding SRH. We selected the participants using a snowball sampling method as the detailed database of HIV-positive people was not available to select them randomly. The results indicate that safer sex in marriage is negotiated in a wider sociocultural context. Other participants indicated that women were not silent about their sexual lives. Female, Interview Respondent, Aged The female condom resembles a regular condom made of polyurethane, but is designed to fit inside the vagina. Consequently these women were voiceless to negotiate for safer sex. Research in other sub-Saharan African countries has shown that communication about SRH between children and parents is not common Biddlecom et al.
Relational barriers Relational barriers concern how interpersonal relationships are constructed [ 40 ]. Safe sex is having sexual contact while protecting yourself and your sexual partner against sexually transmissible infections STIs and unplanned pregnancy.
They just go ahead and go on to have sex without. Avoid sexual contact until the doctor or nurse tells you that you are no longer infectious and until both you and you partner have been treated.
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