Correlates of condom use among female prostitutes and tourist clients in Bali, Indonesia

Lorna Thorpe, K. Ford, P. Fajans, D. N. Wirawan

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This study examines the commercial sex activity of both tourist client and local prostitute groups in the host country of Indonesia. The study provides a profile of social and behavioural characteristics of foreign tourist men and Indonesian women engaging in commercial sex, using cross-sectional data gathered in the tourist resort town of Kuta, Bali. Univariate statistical analysis and multiple logistic regression are used to assess psychosocial and other factors associated with consistent condom use in commercial sex encounters, drawing from the Health Belief model and social cognitive theory. Results from both respondent groups indicate that condom use is high between tourist clients and female Indonesian sex workers, although not 100% consistent. Beliefs about condom efficacy and effects on pleasure, as well as susceptibility to STD infection were related to condom use for female sex workers. Beliefs about condoms being too much trouble, and self-efficacy were related to condom use for tourist clients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-197
Number of pages17
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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Condoms
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Female Condoms
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Pleasure
cognitive theory
Self Efficacy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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self-efficacy
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Logistic Models
logistics
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Correlates of condom use among female prostitutes and tourist clients in Bali, Indonesia. / Thorpe, Lorna; Ford, K.; Fajans, P.; Wirawan, D. N.

In: AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1997, p. 181-197.

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