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Perpetration of partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa.
AIDS. 2006 Oct 24; 20(16):2107-14.AIDS

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To examine associations between the perpetration of intimate partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in rural South Africa.

DESIGN

An analysis of baseline data from men enrolling in a randomized controlled trial of the behavioural intervention, Stepping Stones.

METHODS

Structured interviews with 1275 sexually experienced men aged 15-26 years from 70 villages in the rural Eastern Cape. Participants were asked about the type, frequency, and timing of violence against female partners, as well as a range of questions about HIV risk behaviours.

RESULTS

A total of 31.8% of men reported the perpetration of physical or sexual violence against female main partners. Perpetration was correlated with higher numbers of past year and lifetime sexual partners, more recent intercourse, and a greater likelihood of reporting casual sex partners, problematic substance use, sexual assault of non-partners, and transactional sex. Men who reported both physical and sexual violence against a partner, perpetration both before and within the past 12 months, or more than one episode of perpetration reported significantly higher levels of HIV risk behaviour than men who reported less severe or less frequent perpetration of violence.

CONCLUSION

Young men who perpetrate partner violence engage in significantly higher levels of HIV risk behaviour than non-perpetrators, and more severe violence is associated with higher levels of risky behaviour. HIV prevention interventions must explicitly address the links between the perpetration of intimate partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among men, as well as the underlying gender and power dynamics that contribute to both.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA. kdunkle@sph.emory.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17053357

Citation

Dunkle, Kristin L., et al. "Perpetration of Partner Violence and HIV Risk Behaviour Among Young Men in the Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa." AIDS (London, England), vol. 20, no. 16, 2006, pp. 2107-14.
Dunkle KL, Jewkes RK, Nduna M, et al. Perpetration of partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa. AIDS. 2006;20(16):2107-14.
Dunkle, K. L., Jewkes, R. K., Nduna, M., Levin, J., Jama, N., Khuzwayo, N., Koss, M. P., & Duvvury, N. (2006). Perpetration of partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa. AIDS (London, England), 20(16), 2107-14.
Dunkle KL, et al. Perpetration of Partner Violence and HIV Risk Behaviour Among Young Men in the Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa. AIDS. 2006 Oct 24;20(16):2107-14. PubMed PMID: 17053357.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perpetration of partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa. AU - Dunkle,Kristin L, AU - Jewkes,Rachel K, AU - Nduna,Mzikazi, AU - Levin,Jonathan, AU - Jama,Nwabisa, AU - Khuzwayo,Nelisiwe, AU - Koss,Mary P, AU - Duvvury,Nata, PY - 2006/10/21/pubmed PY - 2007/1/20/medline PY - 2006/10/21/entrez SP - 2107 EP - 14 JF - AIDS (London, England) JO - AIDS VL - 20 IS - 16 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine associations between the perpetration of intimate partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in rural South Africa. DESIGN: An analysis of baseline data from men enrolling in a randomized controlled trial of the behavioural intervention, Stepping Stones. METHODS: Structured interviews with 1275 sexually experienced men aged 15-26 years from 70 villages in the rural Eastern Cape. Participants were asked about the type, frequency, and timing of violence against female partners, as well as a range of questions about HIV risk behaviours. RESULTS: A total of 31.8% of men reported the perpetration of physical or sexual violence against female main partners. Perpetration was correlated with higher numbers of past year and lifetime sexual partners, more recent intercourse, and a greater likelihood of reporting casual sex partners, problematic substance use, sexual assault of non-partners, and transactional sex. Men who reported both physical and sexual violence against a partner, perpetration both before and within the past 12 months, or more than one episode of perpetration reported significantly higher levels of HIV risk behaviour than men who reported less severe or less frequent perpetration of violence. CONCLUSION: Young men who perpetrate partner violence engage in significantly higher levels of HIV risk behaviour than non-perpetrators, and more severe violence is associated with higher levels of risky behaviour. HIV prevention interventions must explicitly address the links between the perpetration of intimate partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among men, as well as the underlying gender and power dynamics that contribute to both. SN - 0269-9370 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17053357/Perpetration_of_partner_violence_and_HIV_risk_behaviour_among_young_men_in_the_rural_Eastern_Cape_South_Africa_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aids.0000247582.00826.52 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -