Factors Related to Sexual Self-Efficacy among Thai Youth Living with HIV/AIDS

Nongkran Viseskul, Warunee Fongkaew, Saowaluck Settheekul, Richard M. Grimes
2013 Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care  
BACKGROUND PURPOSE METHODS RESULTS CONCLUSIONS: The sample had low levels of sexual activity. Young (<17 years), sexually inexperienced participants were more likely to believe that they could refuse sex and control their sexual risk taking Thailand has made anti-retroviral treatment for children readily available for many years . As a result, significant numbers of perinatally infected Thais have reached the ages when they are likely to be sexually active. Exploring their risk taking behavior
more » ... s important. Previous studies of HIV infected Thai youth gave conflicting results with regard to the level of sexual activity with one major study finding low levels (1) and other studies finding high rates. (2,3,4,5,6 ) It was hypothesized that rates of sexual risk taking was related to lack of self efficacy .
doi:10.1177/2325957413488188 pmid:23708679 fatcat:go4ycdttkrgg3jp2twxdfscicm