Table 2

Condom use and HIV exposure in the quantitative survey

VariablesAll women, N=1000
n (%)
San Pedro, n=400
n (%)
Abidjan, n=600
n (%)
Condom use with clients
 Never9 (0.9)3 (0.8)6 (1.0)
 Sometimes29 (3.0)17 (4.4)12 (2.1)
 Often86 (8.9)58 (15.1)28 (4.8)
 Always837 (87.0)304 (79.2)533 (92.1)
 Does not know/does not want to answer2 (0.1)2 (0.5)0 (0.0)
 Missing371621
Use of condom with boyfriend/husband†
 Never370 (53.2)157 (50.5)213 (55.3)
 Sometimes115 (16.5)61 (19.6)54 (14.0)
 Often123 (17.7)49 (15.8)74 (19.2)
 Always62 (8.9)19 (6.1)43 (11.2)
 Does not know/does not want to answer26 (3.8)25 (8.0)1 (0.3)
 Missing18612
Acceptance of condomless sexual intercourse in exchange for a large sum of money
 Never764 (77.4)251 (63.9)513 (86.4)
 Sometimes79 (8.0)52 (13.2)27 (4.5)
 Often92 (9.3)55 (14.0)37 (6.2)
 Always12 (1.2)6 (1.5)6 (1.0)
 Does not know/does not want to answer40 (4.0)29 (7.4)11 (1.9)
 Missing1376
At least one instance of condomless intercourse over the last 7 days*
 Yes220 (58.8)152 (72.0)68 (41.5)
 No154 (41.1)59 (28.0)95 (57.9)
 Does not want to answer1 (0.2)0 (0.0)1 (0.6)
 Missing625189436
Last HIV test (months)
 <6458 (45.9)230 (50.9)255 (42.6)
 6–12239 (24.0)98 (24.6)141 (23.6)
 ≥12182 (18.2)69 (17.3)113 (18.9)
 Never114 (11.4)26 (6.5)88 (14.7)
 Does not know/does not want to answer4 (0.4)3 (0.7)1 (0.2)
 Missing312
Knowledge of boyfriend’s/husband’s HIV status†
 Yes121 (17.4)33 (10.6)88 (23.0)
 No573 (82.3)279 (89.1)294 (76.7)
 Does not want to answer2 (0.3)1 (0.3)1 (0.3)
 Missing18414
Interest in a medicine protecting against HIV
 Yes982 (98.6)394 (99.0)588 (98.3)
 No11 (1.1)2 (0.5)9 (1.5)
 Does not know3 (0.3)2 (0.5)1 (0.2)
 Missing422
 If yes, would agree to a medical follow-up every 3 months
 Yes964 (99.4)391 (99.7)573 (99.1)
 No5 (0.5)1 (0.3)4 (0.7)
 Does not know1 (0.1)0 (0.0)1 (0.2)
 Missing12210
  • *This variable was added during the survey; for this reason, some participants did not answer the question.

  • †These variables do not concern all 1000 surveyed women but the 714 FSWs who declared having a boyfriend/husband.