Several studies have demonstrated individual-level determinants of HIV sexual risk behaviour.
Very little research has been conducted to identify couple-level factors associated with unsafe sexual behaviour.
As part of a three-year study of more than 100 serodiscordant male couples, we conducted an in-depth qualitative study of 15 Latino and non-Latino male couples via focus groups and a follow-up telephone survey.
We identified the sexual risk behaviour that occurs in these male couples, their perceptions of susceptibility for HIV transmission, and numerous couple-level and intrapsychic factors associated with their risk behaviour.
We also describe the challenges confronted by these couples and barriers to emotional intimacy and couple satisfaction.
Finally, we provide suggestions for ways of intervening to facilitate improved couple functioning, pleasure, satisfaction, and communication, and ways of reducing sexual risk behaviour without loss of emotional intimacy.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Séropositivité, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Homosexualité, Mâle, Coping, Relation sexuelle, Prise risque, Couple, Interaction sociale, Relation interpersonnelle, Perception sociale, Attitude, Facteur risque, Satisfaction, Latinoaméricain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Seropositivity, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Homosexuality, Male, Coping, Sexual intercourse, Risk taking, Couple, Social interaction, Interpersonal relation, Social perception, Attitude, Risk factor, Satisfaction, Latinamerican, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0568918
Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 01/03/1996.