Annals of African Medicine

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 160-

Condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS


Sim Sai Tin1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Medical Center, Shantou, China
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Osun State, Nigeria; Surin Rajabhat University, Mueang Surin District, Surin, Thailand

Correspondence Address:
Sim Sai Tin
Medical Center, Shantou 515000, China




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Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS.Ann Afr Med 2015;14:160-160


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Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];14:160-160
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Sir

The report on "Condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)" is very interesting. [1] Salaudeen et al. have reported that "The poor uptake of condom among PLWHA underscores the need for government and other stakeholders in the management of HIV/AIDS to provide more enlightenment opportunities to address the gaps in condom use and disclosure of HIV status to partners. [1]" In fact, there are some previous similar reports on this topic from Nigeria. Amoran and Ladi-Akinyemi reported the similar finding and mentioned for the importance of "understanding of the dynamics of family life and gender issues. [2]" However, there are still some remained questions. It is questionable that the rate of condom use can be a good indicator for HIV prevalence reduction among PLWHA or not. An interesting example is the present situation in the Northern Thailand. In that area, a recent report showed "consistent condom use was high among people living with HIV, [3]" however, the problem of HIV in this setting is still extremely serious.

References

1Salaudeen AG, Musa OI, Ojotule A, Yusuf AS, Durowade KA, Omokanye LO. Condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS attending Abejukolo General Hospital in Kogi State, North Central Nigeria. Ann Afr Med 2014;13:99-103.
2Amoran O, Ladi-Akinyemi T. Sexual risk history and condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS in Ogun State, Nigeria. J Sex Med 2012;9:997-1004.
3Le Coeur S, Bozon M, Lelièvre E, Sirijitraporn P, Pipustanawong N, Cowatcharagul W, et al. Marital sex among people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment in Northern Thailand. Cult Health Sex 2014;16:898-915.