A case control analysis within an ongoing cohort study was used to examine differences between seroconverters and men who remained HIV-negative.
The cases were interviewed within one to 13 months prior to their seroconversion.
Their responses to a structured questionnaire were compared with those of HIV-negative controls drawn from the same time period and from the same longitudinal study, Sydney Men and Sexual Health.
Data collected from both cases and controls included : demographic and contextual variables, knowledge of HIV transmission, sexual practices, drug and alcohol use and attitudinal factors.
The aim was to compare the sexual behaviours, and the social and cultural contexts of such behaviours, of men prior to their HIV seroconversion with men who did not seroconvert.
Twenty-three men had seroconverted within the cohort.
Cases were identified by a positive HIV antibody test or self-report of positive HIV status following a previous negative HIV test.
Three-hundred-and-sixty-nin controls were selected on the basis of being HIV negative at interview in 1994, and having at least one subsequent medically-confirmed negative HIV antibody test.
Univariate predictors of seroconversion were : being in a regular relationship with a known HIV-positive partner, drug use, and engaging in a range of anal and esoteric sexual practices. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Asymptomatique, Homosexualité, Comportement sexuel, Milieu culturel, Environnement social, Australie, Océanie, Homme, Mâle, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Asymptomatic, Homosexuality, Sexual behavior, Cultural environment, Social environment, Australia, Oceania, Human, Male, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0027006
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 31/05/1999.