Predictors of condom use behaviors based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) among female sex workers: A cross-sectional study in Hubei Province, China

Jinzhu Zhao, Fujian Song, Shuhua Ren, Yan Wang, Liang Wang, Wei Liu, Ying Wan, Hong Xu, Tao Zhou, Tian Hu, Lydia Bazzano, Yi Sun

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HIV infection related to commercial sexual contact is a serious public health issue in China. The objectives of the present study are to explore the predictors of condom use among female sex workers (FSWs) in China and examine the relationship between Health Belief Model (HBM) constructs.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere49542
JournalPLoS One
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2012


  • China
  • Condoms
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Culture
  • Female
  • HIV Infections
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Prostitution
  • Questionnaires
  • Regression Analysis
  • Safe Sex
  • Self Efficacy
  • Sex Workers
  • Sexual Behavior

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