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Title: Factors Related to Sexual Self-Efficacy among Thai Youth Living with HIV/AIDS
Authors: Nongkran Viseskul
Warunee Fongkaew
Saowaluck Settheekul
Richard M. Grimes
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 22-Sep-2015
Abstract: © SAGE Publications. Studies of sexual behavior among HIV-infected Thai youth show conflicting results due to the different ages of the respondents. This study examined the relationships between sexual self-efficacy and risk behaviors among 92 HIV-positive Thai youth aged 14 to 21 years. A questionnaire previously validated in Thailand measured sexual self-efficacy. There were low levels of sexual activity with 13 respondents having sex in the last 6 months. The sexual self-efficacy scales were inversely related to the risk behaviors of having sex, having multiple partners, and drinking alcohol in the last 6 months. The scores of the sexual self-efficacy scale and its subscales were significantly lower in those aged 17 to 21 than in 14 to 16. Sexual risk behaviors were significantly higher in those aged 17 to 21 than in 14 to 16. These findings suggest that interventions to increase sexual self-efficacy should be emphasized as HIV-infected Thai youth reach late adolescence.
ISSN: 23259582
Appears in Collections:CMUL: Journal Articles

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