The role of sexual exclusivity (monogamy) in relation to HIV, and the use of rule making in non-exclusive (open) relationships, are discussed.
Data from interviews with 387 homosexually active men are presented.
The most common sexual/relational configuration amongst these men is that of open relationships.
Sexual non-exclusivity was found to be associated with longer relationships, and a greater age difference between partners.
The strategies some of these men are using to maintain sexually non-exclusive relationships are outlined.
These rules pertain both to interpersonal dynamics and HIV prevention.
Differing epidemiological significance of the rules and some implications for health education are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homosexualité, Partenaire sexuel, Relation sexuelle, Interaction sociale, Entretien, Psychométrie, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Homme, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homosexuality, Sex partner, Sexual intercourse, Social interaction, Interview, Psychometrics, Prevention, Health education, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Hemopathy, Immunopathology
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Cote : 93-0234310
Code Inist : 002A26M03. Création : 199406.