Correlates of any condom use among Russian narcology patients reporting recent unprotected sex

AIDS Behav. 2009 Apr;13(2):310-7. doi: 10.1007/s10461-008-9383-3. Epub 2008 Apr 10.


The purpose of this study was to assess whether HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk factors: risky sex (multiple sex partners and sex trade involvement), past HIV or STI diagnosis and substance use (at risk drinking and injection drug use) are associated with the outcome any condom use in the past 6 months among Russian narcology hospital patients. Participants (N = 178) included only those who reported unprotected sex in the past 6 months and were aged 18-55 years and 76% male. Any condom use in the past 6 months was reported by 55% of the sample. History of STIs was reported by 43% of participants; 15% were HIV-infected. Regression analyses adjusted for demographics demonstrated that those reporting multiple sex partners (OR(adj) = 4.2, 95% CI = 2.0-8.7) and sex trade involvement (OR(adj) = 2.4, 95% CI = 1.1-5.1) in the past 6 months had significantly higher odds of reporting any condom use in this same timeframe. HIV/STI and substance use were not associated with increased odds of condom use.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Condoms / statistics & numerical data*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk
  • Risk-Taking
  • Russia / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Unsafe Sex*
  • Young Adult