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Titolo:
Safe sexual behaviour among female partners of HIV-infected men in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Autore:
Guimaraes, MDC; Boschi-Pinto, C; Castilho, EA;
Indirizzi:
Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Fac Med, Dept Prevent & Social Med, Belo Horizonte,MG, Brazil Univ Fed Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte MG Brazil Belo Horizonte,MG, Brazil
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS
fascicolo: 5, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 334 - 341
SICI:
0956-4624(200105)12:5<334:SSBAFP>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS; MALE-TO-FEMALE; HETEROSEXUAL PARTNERS; RISK-FACTORS; TRANSMISSION; HEMOPHILIACS; COUPLES; COHORT; WOMEN;
Keywords:
HIV; AIDS; sexual behaviour; prevention;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Guimaraes, MDC Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Fac Med, Dept Prevent & Social Med, Av Alfredo Balena 190-10 Andar 30130-100, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil Univ Fed Minas Gerais Av Alfredo Balena 190-10 Andar 30130-100 Belo Horizonte MG Brazil
Citazione:
M.D.C. Guimaraes et al., "Safe sexual behaviour among female partners of HIV-infected men in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil", INT J STD A, 12(5), 2001, pp. 334-341

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was designed to assess safe sexual behaviour amongheterosexual couples after the woman learned of her partner's infection with HIV. Female partners who had known their partners' serostatus for at least 4 weeks were eligible for participation. Couples were interviewed separately and independent predictors of safe sexual behaviour were identified using multiple logistic regression. Safe sexual behaviour was defined as no unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Of 328 women, 197 (60%) reported safe sexual behaviour since learning of their partners' infection. Significant independent predictors of safe sexual behaviour included older women (> 30 years old) (odds ratio [OR]=1.89; 95% confidence intervals [CI]=1.01-3.51), current negative HIV serostatus (OR=2.72; 95% CI=1.50-4.94), advanced clinical stage of the index case (OR=1.96; 95% CI=1.07-3.59), longer duration of relationship (10+ years) (OR= 2.35; 95% CI=1.15-4.82), fewer sexcontacts (< 100) (OR=2.01; 95% CI=1.14-3.56), only one lifetime partner (OR=2.29; 95% CI=1.26-4.17), non-smoking (OR=2.67; 95% CI=1.43-4.99), not practising oral sex (OR=3.35; 95% CI=1.82-6.19) and previous HIV testing (OR=2.11; 95% CI=1.09-4.07). In addition, women who had known their partner's infection for longer were less Likely to report safe sexual behaviour (P <0.001). Our results indicate that among female partners of HIV-positive Brazilian men, learning of their partner's infection does not uniformly result insafe sexual behaviour. Counselling must emphasize disclosure of serostatusto female partners and target couples with short-term relationships, as well as those where the woman has known about her male partner's infection for a long time, because these are the least likely to maintain safe sexual behaviour.

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