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  1. Communication of HIV serostatus between potential sex partners in personal ads.

    Article - En anglais

    We studied reference to HIV in personal ads from 1986 to 1993 to assess knowledge of HIV serostatus as a criterion for selecting sex partners.

    Personals increased exponentially during 1986 to 1993.

    Men seeking men (MSM) were more likely (8%) to mention HIV than persons seeking other situations (0% to 1.6%). The proportion of personals mentioning HIV increased from 0.5% to 2.9% globally and from 1.9% to 12.2% for MSM (chi-square tests for trend ; p<. 001).

    Younger MSM mentioned HIV less often than MSM older than 35 years (odds ratio=46 ; 95% confidence interval : 31 to. 70).

    The increasing proportion of personals mentioning HIV suggests that serostatus is increasingly used as a criterion for partner selection, although most (84%) such ads concerned MSM.

    We discuss the implications of these findings for preventing sexual transmission of HIV.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Séropositivité, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Communication, Partenaire sexuel, Comportement sexuel, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Critère sélection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Petite annonce

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Seropositivity, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Communication, Sex partner, Sexual behavior, Human, United States, North America, America, Selection criterion, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0232749

    Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 11/06/1997.