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Table 1 Characteristics of MSM participants in the survey by type of intervention and time (average and 95% CI)

From: Community-based prevention leads to an increase in condom use and a reduction in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW): the Frontiers Prevention Project (FPP) evaluation results

Characteristics Pre-intervention survey Post-intervention survey
  NFPP Mean FPP Mean NFPP Mean FPP Mean
Age 27.71
(20.10-29.32)
28.57
(27.95 -29.19)
31.45 (+)
(29.14-33.76)
29.14
(27.76-30.52)
Participants from the same village where they were interviewed 90%
(85% -95%)
96%
(94%-0.98%)
92%
(86% -98%)
95%
(93% -98%)
Participants from the same mandal in which they were interviewed 82%
(68% -96%)
89%
(77%-100%)
96%
(85%-100%)
90%
(77%-100%)
Participants who were currently in a relationship with another man 90%
(98%-100%)
100%
(99-100%)
100% 99%
(99-100%)
Participants currently living with a male partner 5%
(1% -9%)
6%
(3%-10%)
7%
(2%-15%)
17% (+)
(8%- 26%)
Participants married to a male 5%
(3% -7%)
5%
(2% -8%)
10%
(2% -17%)
16%(+)
(9%-22%)
Participants whose families were aware of their sexual preferences 35%
(25% -44%)
48% (*)
(40% -56%)
75%(+)
(58% -93%)
17%(+)
(8%-26%)
Participants who used lubricants 46%
(42% -51%)
53%
(40% -66%)
30% (+)
(26% -33%)
33%(+)
(22%-44%)
Participants who reported participation in commercial sex 19%
(10%-28%)
22%
(17%-27%)
51%(+)
(33% -68%)
42%(+)
(36%-48%)
Participants who reported that at least one of the 3 last sexual intercourses was commercial 13%
(7% -19%)
19%
(14% -25%)
44%(+)
(27% -60%)
39%(+)
(35%-44%)
Participants who used a condom during their last sexual encounter 77%
(54%-100%)
79%
(50%-100%)
90%
(80% -99%)
94%
(92% -96%)
Participants who have had a sexual relation with a female 73%
(66% -80%)
72%
(66% -79%)
86%(+)
(76% -97%)
83%
(72% -93%)
Participants who used a condom with their last female partner 14%
(9% -18%)
15%
(7% -23%)
32%(+)
(30% -34%)
40%(+)
(32% -49%)
Participants who were sero-positive for syphilis 20%
(10% -30%)
22%
(14% -30%)
9%
(3% -16%)
12%(+)
(5% -19%)
Participants who were sero-positive for HSV 2 34%
(19% -49%)
40%
(32% -47%)
29%
(16% -43%)
32%
(27% -37%)
Participants who received treatment for their last STI episode 80%
(75% -84%)
98% (*)
(95%-100%)
100%(+) 100%(+)
Participants who had an HIV test 12%
(7% -17%)
9%
(4% -14%)
52% (+)
(42% -62%)
54% (+)
(50% -59%)
Number of male partners in the last 4 weeks 3.72
(3.11-4.33)
5.75 (*)
(3.97-3.53)
6.83 (+)
5.62-8.05)
7.51
(6.08- 8.95)
Participants who had attended a condom demonstration    62%
(53% -71%)
66%
(59% -73%)
Average rate of condom demonstration attendance    7.86
(7.69-8.03)
8.50 (*)
(8.04-8.96)
Participants who had been contacted by a peer educator    53%
(36%-70%)
52%
(36%-68%)
Participants who had visited a drop-in centre    42%
(13%-72%)
54%
(40%-68%)
  1. * p < 0.05 FPP vs NFPP; + p < 0.05 baseline vs. follow-up