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  1. Fulltext. Sexual ethics : Disclosure of HIV-positive status to partners.

    Article, Communication - En anglais


    Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Washington, DC, USA, 1967/05/01.


    To determine factors associated with disclosure of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - positive status to sexual partners.


    We interviewed 203 consecutive patients presenting for primary care for HIV at 2 urban hospitals.

    One hundred twenty-nine reported having sexual partners during the previous 6 months.

    The primary outcome of interest was whether patients had told all the sexual partners they had been with over the past 6 months that they were HIV positive.

    We analyzed the relationships between sociodemographic, alcohol and drug use, social support, sexual practice, and clinical variables ; and whether patients had told their partners that they were HIV positive was analyzed by using multiple logistic regression.


    Study patients were black (46%), Latino (23%), white (27%), and the majority were men (69%). Regarding risk of transmission, 41% were injection drug users, 20% were homosexual or bisexual men, and 39% were heterosexually infected.

    Sixty percent had disclosed their HIV status to all sexual partners.

    Of the 40% who had not disclosed, half had not disclosed to their one and only partner.

    Among patients who did not disclose, 57% used condoms less than all the time.

    In multiple logistic regression analysis, the odds that an individual with 1 sexual partner disclosed was 3.2 times the odds that a person with multiple sexual partners disclosed.

    The odds that an individual with high spousal support disclosed was 2. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Epidémiologie, Relation, Origine ethnique, Risque, Transmission, Toxicomanie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Information, Partenaire sexuel, Etude statistique, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Ethique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Epidemiology, Relation, Ethnic origin, Risk, Transmission, Drug addiction, Sexually transmitted disease, Information, Sex partner, Statistical study, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Ethics

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

    Cote : 98-0135503

    Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 21/07/1998.