Dynamics of Safe Sex Practice in Intimate Partner Relationship among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Maharashtra

Ragini Mishra, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

A mere thousand days remain before the world has to achieve its 2015 global AIDS targets—reduce sexual transmission of HIV and new HIV infections among people who inject drugs by 50%, eliminate new HIV infections among children, provide antiretroviral treatment to 15 million people and reduce TB-related AIDS deaths by 50%. Nations committed to investing up to US$ 24 billion annually by 2015.Cross tabulation displays the joint distribution of two or more variables. It is a technique for analyzing the relationship between two variables that have been organized in a table. Logistic regression was used to analyze relationships between a dichotomous dependent variable and metric or dichotomous independent variables. FSWs who were married and living with husband, reported higher coital frequency .Condom use in last sex with Intimate Partner was much lower in round 2 as compared to round 1.The same scenario was found for regular partner also.

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Presented in Poster Session 2: Fertility Intentions and Behavior