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Table 3 Sexual risk practices (n = 3439)

From: Hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV prevalence and related sexual and substance use risk practices among key populations who access HIV prevention, treatment and related services in South Africa: findings from a seven-city cross-sectional survey (2017)

  SWs
(n = 1528)
MSM
(n = 746)
PWUD/ID
(n = 1165)
Total
CT PE Mthatha DBN PMB CT JHB PTA CT DBN PTA  
N 384 248 248 399 249 250 250 246 367 398 400 3439
Sexually active in the last month 376 (98%) 244 (98%) 245 (99%) 396 (99%) 248 (> 99%) 197 (79%) 189 (76%) 169 (69%) 194 (53%) 217 (55%) 114 (29%) 2589 (75%)
Number of people had sex with in last week, if sexually active (median, IQR) 5 (3–10) 3 (2–6) 2 (1–5) 8 (5–10) 4 (2–6) 1 (1–1) 1 (0–1) 1 (0–1) 1 (1–1) 1 (1–1) 1 (1–1) 2 (1–5)
Penile-vaginal sex in last week 361 (96%) 240 (97%) 246 (> 99%) 397 (100%) 245 (98%) 8 (3%) 9 (4%) 10 (4%) 178 (49%) 208 (52%) 100 (25%) 2002 (59%)
Condom used at last penile-vaginal sex among those who had penile-vaginal sex in last week 339 (93%) 147 (61%) 81 (34%) 397 (100%) 230 (94%) 6 (75%) 4 (44%) 3 (30%) 95 (53%) 122 (59%) 61 (61%) 1485 (74%)
Receptive anal intercourse in last week 49 (13%) 7 (3%) 9 (4%) 82 (21%) 9 (4%) 91 (36%) 76 (30%) 81 (33%) 4 (1%) 0 3 (1%) 411 (12%)
Condom used at last receptive anal sex among those who had receptive anal intercourse in last week 41 (84%) 7 (100%) 0 81 (99%) 7 (78%) 53 (58%) 45 (59%) 51 (63%) 2 (50%) 0 3 (100%) 290 (71%)
Lubricant used at last receptive anal sex among those who had receptive anal intercourse in last week 30 (61%) 1 (14%) 0 76 (95%) 5 (56%) 71 (78%) 67 (88%) 72 (90%) 2 (50%) 0 1 (33%) 325 (80%)
Drugs/ goods received in exchange for sex in last month 40 (10%) 137 (55%) 204 (82%) 3 (1%) 26 (10%) 10 (4%) 7 (3%) 1 (< 1%) 17 (5%) 2 (1%) 10 (3%) 457 (13%)
Money received in exchange for sex in last month 363 (95%) 212 (85%) 244 (98%) 388 (97%) 240 (96%) 13 (5%) 9 (4%) 3 (1%) 18 (5%) 7 (2%) 16 (4%) 1513 (44%)
Alcohol or substance use at last sex 253 (66%) 124 (50%) 133 (54%) 290 (73%) 11 (4%) 65 (26%) 87 (35%) 54 (22%) 129 (35%) 5 (1%) 162 (41%) 1313 (38%)
  1. CT Cape Town, DBN Durban, JHB Johannesburg, PE Port Elizabeth, PMB Pietermaritzburg, PTA Pretoria