2013 MAR 11 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Research findings on AIDS Behavior are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Houston, Texas, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "We examined condom-use negotiation strategies and condom use among 81 female sex workers (FSWs) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Percentages of FSWs who did not negotiate condom use or could not describe a negotiation strategy with native clients, foreign clients, and non-paying partners were 15.0, 29.0 and 67.6 %, respectively."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Texas Health Science Center, "The most common negotiation strategy used was 'provision of risk information' for native clients (43.8 %) and non-paying partners (26.5 %), and 'direct request' for foreign clients (39.5 %). About half could not describe more than one negotiation strategy. Consistent condom use was high with native clients (98.8 %), yet comparatively lower with foreign clients (86.9 %) and non-paying partners (26.5 %). FSWs who did not negotiate or did not know how to negotiate condom use were less likely to report condom use with non-paying regular partners."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Future interventions should enhance condom negotiation strategies between FSWs and all partner types."
For more information on this research see: Condom Negotiation and Use Among Female Sex Workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. AIDS and Behavior, 2013;17(2):612-622. AIDS and Behavior can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; AIDS and Behavior - www.springerlink.com/content/1090-7165/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T.C. Bui, Univ Texas Hlth Sci Center Houston, Sch Public Hlth, Div Epidemiol Human Genet & Environm Sci, Houston, TX 77030, United States (see also AIDS Behavior).
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