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Also the impact of learning hiv status on condom

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Unformatted text preview: Also, the impact of learning HIV status on condom purchases is likely to differ between those with a sexual partner and those without. And because partnership may be endogenous to learning HIV results (Georges Reniers 2005), I differentiate between those who were and who were not sexually active at the time of the baseline survey (before testing). It is worth noting, however, that there were no significant changes in marriage or partnership attributable to learning HIV status between the time of the HIV results being available and the follow-up survey (not shown). B. Summary Statistics of Sexual Activity and condom Use In the baseline 2004 survey, 76 percent of the follow-up sample reported having had sex during the previous year (Table 2, panel B). In the follow-up 2005 survey, 62 percent of the sample reported having had sex during the previous two months (Table 2, panel D). Of those who reported having sex, only 3.3 percent reported having sex with more than one partner, although the majority of these individuals were polygamous men. At the time of the follow-up survey, respondents were also asked if they had purchased condoms at any time between the opportunity to obtain test results and the follow-up interviews: only 8 percent of the sample reported purchasing condoms during those two months. In terms of the subsidized condoms that were offered at the end of the follow-up interview, 24 percent purchased at least one condom; of those who purchased any condoms, the average number purchased was 3.7 (Table 2, panel D). This rate of condom purchases is similar to the condom use reported in the 2004 main survey, where 21 percent of all respondents reported using a condom with a sexual partner during the prior year (Table 2, panel B). Only three individuals purchased the maximum possible number of condoms. Men were more likely to purchase than women: 31 percent of men purchased condoms while 18 percent of women purchased at least one condom. However, conditional on purchasing any condoms, men and women purchase the same number, on average (not shown)....
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