Factors associated with non-use of condoms in an online community of frequent travellers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/338010
Title:
Factors associated with non-use of condoms in an online community of frequent travellers
Authors:
Alcedo, Sami; Kossuth-Cabrejos, Stefano; Piscoya, Alejandro ( 0000-0002-4420-2419 ) ; Mayta Tristán, Percy ( 0000-0002-0861-6606 )
Citation:
1. Alcedo S, Kossuth-Cabrejos S, Piscoya A, Mayta-Tristán P. Factors associated with non-use of condoms in an online community of frequent travellers. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. noviembre de 2014;12(6, Part B):750-6.
Publisher:
Elsevier B.V.
Journal:
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease (Travel Med Infect Dis.)
Issue Date:
9-Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/338010
DOI:
10.1016/j.tmaid.2014.10.003
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S147789391400194X
Abstract:
Background Millions of travellers around the world have gathered together into online communities. The objective is to analyse the factors associated with risky sexual behaviour among travellers. Methods Cross-sectional study was conducted within an online community of travellers using an online survey; we included travellers who had engaged in sexual activity while on their last trip. Risky sexual behaviour was defined as inconsistent condom use (<100%), and the factors associated were evaluated using the prevalence ratio (PR). Results Of the 468 participants, 245 had sex during their last trip. 59.7% did not consistently use condoms, and one out of every four participants reported never using condoms. Having a travel destination of Latin America or the Caribbean was significantly associated with inconsistent condom use. This association was maintained (PR 1.37, CI 95% 1.06–1.77) after adjusting for gender, age, migration, the presence of travel partners, and the use of drugs and alcohol prior to sexual activity. Conclusion An association was observed between travel destination (specifically Latin America or the Caribbean) and risky sexual behaviour. For this reason, tourists should be educated in STI transmission and regional STI and HIV incidences both before and during their travels; public health systems ought to work together with travel agencies, international airports, etc., in order to distribute this information and ensure a responsible travel experience.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
sami.alcedo@gmail.com
Keywords:
Travel; Unsafe sex; Sexually transmitted diseases; Latin America
ISSN:
1477-8939
EISSN:
1873-0442

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dc.contributor.authorAlcedo, Samies_PE
dc.contributor.authorKossuth-Cabrejos, Stefanoes_PE
dc.contributor.authorPiscoya, Alejandroes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMayta Tristán, Percyes_PE
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-09T17:25:05Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-09T17:25:05Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-09-
dc.identifier.citation1. Alcedo S, Kossuth-Cabrejos S, Piscoya A, Mayta-Tristán P. Factors associated with non-use of condoms in an online community of frequent travellers. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. noviembre de 2014;12(6, Part B):750-6.es_PE
dc.identifier.issn1477-8939-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tmaid.2014.10.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/338010es_PE
dc.descriptionsami.alcedo@gmail.comes_PE
dc.description.abstractBackground Millions of travellers around the world have gathered together into online communities. The objective is to analyse the factors associated with risky sexual behaviour among travellers. Methods Cross-sectional study was conducted within an online community of travellers using an online survey; we included travellers who had engaged in sexual activity while on their last trip. Risky sexual behaviour was defined as inconsistent condom use (<100%), and the factors associated were evaluated using the prevalence ratio (PR). Results Of the 468 participants, 245 had sex during their last trip. 59.7% did not consistently use condoms, and one out of every four participants reported never using condoms. Having a travel destination of Latin America or the Caribbean was significantly associated with inconsistent condom use. This association was maintained (PR 1.37, CI 95% 1.06–1.77) after adjusting for gender, age, migration, the presence of travel partners, and the use of drugs and alcohol prior to sexual activity. Conclusion An association was observed between travel destination (specifically Latin America or the Caribbean) and risky sexual behaviour. For this reason, tourists should be educated in STI transmission and regional STI and HIV incidences both before and during their travels; public health systems ought to work together with travel agencies, international airports, etc., in order to distribute this information and ensure a responsible travel experience.eng
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dc.language.isoenges_PE
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.es_PE
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S147789391400194Xes_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectTraveles_PE
dc.subjectUnsafe sexes_PE
dc.subjectSexually transmitted diseaseses_PE
dc.subjectLatin Americaes_PE
dc.titleFactors associated with non-use of condoms in an online community of frequent travellerses_PE
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_PE
dc.identifier.eissn1873-0442-
dc.identifier.journalTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease (Travel Med Infect Dis.)es_PE
dc.description.peer-reviewRevisión por pareses_PE
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