Sexual behaviour of heterosexual individuals with HIV infection naive for antiretroviral therapy in Italy

E. Girardi, M. S. Aloisi, D. Serraino, M. Ferrara, F. N. Lauria, M. Carballo, A. D'Arminio Monforte, G. Rezza, M. Moroni, G. Carosi, A. Alessandrini, D. Giacobbi, L. Cremonini, S. Ranieri, M. Montroni, G. Ippolito, N. Abrescia, A. Aceti, F. Alberici, G. AngaranoA. Antinori, C. Arici, M. Arlotti, L. Bonazzi, G. Cadeo, L. Caggese, P. Caramello, A. Cargnel, G. Carnevale, F. Chiodo, A. Chirianni, R. Ciammarughi, S. D'Elia, M. della Santa, C. de Stefano, R. Esposito, M. Ferrara, T. Ferraro, M. Ferrara, G. Filice, G. P. Fiori, F. Ghinelli, P. Grima, V. Lauro, A. Lazzarin, F. Leoncini, P. E. Manconi, F. Mazzotta, F. Milazzo, L. Minoli, P. Narciso, A. Orani, L. Ortona, G. Pagano, S. Pauluzzi, O. Perrella, N. Petrosillo, P. Pezzotti, N. Piersantelli, E. Pizzigallo, A. Poggio, E. Raise, F. Resta, F. Rizzo, G. Scalise, A. Scalzini, A. Sinicco, M. L. Soranzo, F. Soscia, F. Suter, U. Tirelli, D. Torre, M. Toti, G. M. Vigevani, V. Vullo, T. Zauli

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Abstract

Background: Specific information about determinants of sexual behaviour of HIV infected heterosexuals, like injecting drug use (IDU), are essential to design interventions aimed at promoting safer sex practices. Methods: We analysed data on sexual behaviour collected, between March 1997 and March 1999, through a self administered questionnaire among 1050 IDUs and 642 non-IDU heterosexuals enrolled in a prospective multicentre cohort study on the natural history of HIV infection. Results: Among non-IDU heterosexuals, more women (48.5%) than men (25.1%) (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Heterosexuals
  • HIV infection
  • Injecting drug use
  • Sexual behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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