The association between circumcision status and human immunodeficiency virus infection among homosexual men.
To evaluate whether uncircumcised status is correlated with acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 502 homosexual men were surveyed; 85% were circumcised.
HIV infection was significantly associated with uncircumcised status (odds ratio [OR], 2.2; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.2, 3.8), nonwhite race, intravenous drug use, sexual contact with an intravenous drug user, number of male partners, frequency of unprotected receptive anal intercourse, and with history of genital herpes, anal herpes, or syphilis.
Uncircumcised status was significantly associated with older age, nonwhite race, and history of syphilis; it was inversely associated with intravenous drug use.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Homosexualité, Facteur risque, Transmission, Circoncision, Homme, Mâle, Epidémiologie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Homosexuality, Risk factor, Transmission, Circumcision, Human, Male, Epidemiology, Sexually transmitted disease, Hemopathy, Immunopathology
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Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.