Unprotected anal intercourse, risk reduction behaviours, and subsequent HIV infection

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Wednesday 14th January 2009

Men were followed up with 6-monthly detailed behavioural interviews and annual testing for HIV.

Men were followed up with 6-monthly detailed behavioural interviews and annual testing for HIV. The four risk reduction behaviours (behaviourally defined) examined were serosorting, negotiated safety, strategic positioning, and withdrawal during receptive UAI (UAI-R).

Each behaviour examined was associated with an intermediate HIV incidence between the lowest and highest risk sexual behaviours. The inverse association between individual behaviours suggests that men who practise serosorting rely on this protection. The high prevalence of these behaviours demands that researchers address the contexts and risks associated with specific types of UAI.

Full article available at:
Official Journal of the International AIDS Society