Worldwide, the predominant mode of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission is heterosexual intercourse, but the risk of heterosexual transmission and the effectiveness of measures to prevent it are not well defined.
We conducted a prospective study of HIV-negative subjects whose only risk of HIV infection was a stable heterosexual relationship with an HIV-infected partner.
Every six months the subjects were interviewed, tested for HIV, and counseled about safe sexual practices.
A total of 304 HIV-negative subjects (196 women and 108 men) were followed for an average of 20 months.
During the study, 130 couples (42.8 percent) ended their sexual relationships, most often because of the HIV-infected partner's illness or death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Séropositivité, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Transmission homme homme, Hétérosexualité, Facteur risque, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévention, Condom, Immunopathologie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Seropositivity, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Transmission from man to man, Heterosexuality, Risk factor, Human, Epidemiology, Prevention, Condom, Immunopathology, Sexually transmitted disease, Hemopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0599779
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.