Table 2

A summary of findings
Personal barriers Socio-environmental barriers
Perceived lack of control Unsupportive environment
Low self-esteem Inadequate education and information
Low self-efficacy and behavioral skills Lack of support from the partner
Financial needs
Cultural norms
Gender roles
Lack of condom acceptance by the general population
Loss of protection motivation
Emotional needs
Lustful desire
Substance abuse
Lack of threat
Trust and loyalty
Appearance base judgment
Misperception
False beliefs about HIV transmission
Inadequate knowledge

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