Int Conf AIDS. 1992 Jul 19-24;8(2):C382 (abstract no. PoC 4836). Unique
ISSUE: Effect of mass campaign and interpersonal discussion on condom
acceptability and use by prostitutes in Jinja District, Uganda.
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: A mass campaign on condom use was conducted for
prostitutes in 8 bars, Jinja district. Condom were then freely supplied
to the Managers of Bars for distribution to people who might need them.
After four months there was little change in condom consumption. A
person to person approach was then used on the same population and
condom consumption assessed. RESULTS: Four months after the mass
campaign, 91% of supplied condoms had not been consumed. When
interpersonal discussion was introduced, more than the supplied condoms
were demanded. CONCLUSIONS: Interpersonal discussion is far more
effective in promoting condom use than mass campaigns. This strategy is
well explored can assist organisations dealing with condom education to
overcome negative media campaigns.
*Contraceptive Devices, Male *Developing Countries Female Human HIV
Infections/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/TRANSMISSION Knowledge, Attitudes,
Practice Patient Acceptance of Health Care *Prostitution *Sex
Education Social Environment Uganda ABSTRACT