This study examines mediation of the association between social norms and unsafe sexual behavior. Self-report data were collected from 675 HIVinfected men enrolled in a study exploring interventions for HIV risk behavior. Unsafe sex included any unprotected anal sex with HIVnegative or HIV status unknown partners in the last three months. Norms for condom use indirectly influenced unsafe sex through condom self-efficacy and/or safer sex intentions. Additionally, sexual behavior discontrol influenced unsafe sex regardless of other individual or social factors. Our results suggest that interventions consider the combined effects of condom self-efficacy, safer sex intentions and sexual behavior control.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
|State||Published - Sep 2009|
- Social norms
- Theory of Planned Behavior
- Unsafe sex