Risky Sexual Behavior and Correlates of STD Prevalence Among African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples

Source: AIDS and Behavior, Volume 14, Number 5, October 2010 , pp. 1023-1031(9)

Publisher: Springer

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Abstract:

This paper reports baseline behavioral and biological data collected from a cohort of 535 African American HIV serodiscordant couples enrolled in the Eban study across four urban metro areas. Data were collected on (1) the prevalence of risky sexual behaviors that occur within a couple and with concurrent sexual partners, (2) the STD prevalence for each member of the couple and (3) the correlates of STDs in the male partner as well as in the female partner. Presentation of the sociodemographic characterization and HIV risk behavior profiles of African American HIV serodiscordant couples represents an important initial description of a hidden, vulnerable population. Future research should be conducted with diverse samples of African American couples (i.e., younger couples, non-stable couples) to explore other potential correlates of STD prevalence.

Keywords: African-American couples; HIV; Serodiscordant

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-010-9698-8

Publication date: October 1, 2010

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