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An Assessment of Sites Where Persons Go to Meet Sexual Partners in St. James, Jamaica, Using the PLACE Method

Citation

Figueroa, J. Peter; Dolan, Carrie B.; Dale, Diahnn; Hileman, Sarah Bassett; & Weir, Sharon S. (2007). An Assessment of Sites Where Persons Go to Meet Sexual Partners in St. James, Jamaica, Using the PLACE Method. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 34(6), 410-415.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess sexual behavior of persons at risk of HIV infection.
GOAL: The goal of this study was to identify sites where HIV prevention is needed.
STUDY DESIGN: Customers at sites where persons meet new sex partners in St. James, Jamaica, were surveyed.
RESULTS: Of 421 sites, 282 men and 200 women (random sample, 23 sites) and 320 men and 265 women (special sample, 26 sites) were interviewed. Over one fourth of men and 14% (special) and 4% (random) of women had one or more new sex partners in the last 4 weeks. Seventy-eight percent of men reported condom use at last sex with a new partner compared with 66% of women. Approximately 50% of respondents reported condom use at last sex with a regular partner.
CONCLUSION: Sites at which people meet new sex partners were diverse with significant opportunities for prevention. Commercial and transactional sex are features at many sites.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.olq.0000243622.05225.04

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2007

Journal Title

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author(s)

Figueroa, J. Peter
Dolan, Carrie B.
Dale, Diahnn
Hileman, Sarah Bassett
Weir, Sharon S.