Heterosexual anal intercourse: a neglected risk factor for HIV?


Baggaley, RF; Dimitrov, D; Owen, BN; Pickles, M; Butler, AR; Masse, B; Boily, MC; (2013) Heterosexual anal intercourse: a neglected risk factor for HIV? American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, NY , 69 Suppl 1. pp. 95-105. ISSN 1046-7408 DOI: 10.1111/aji.12064

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Abstract

Heterosexual anal intercourse confers a much greater risk of HIV transmission than vaginal intercourse, yet its contribution to heterosexual HIV epidemics has been under-researched. In this article we review the current state of knowledge of heterosexual anal intercourse practice worldwide and identify the information required to assess its role in HIV transmission within heterosexual populations, including input measures required to inform mathematical models. We then discuss the evidence relating anal intercourse and HIV with sexual violence.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Maternal Health Group
PubMed ID: 23279040
Web of Science ID: 314631500015
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1604455

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