Unpacking the recommended indicator for concurrent sexual partnerships.


Eaton, JW; McGrath, N; Newell, ML; (2012) Unpacking the recommended indicator for concurrent sexual partnerships. AIDS (London, England), 26 (8). pp. 1037-9. ISSN 0269-9370 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e328351f726

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Abstract

: Using sexual behaviour survey data, we examine the methodological choice for the time period underlying the UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Modelling, and Projections recommended 'point prevalence' indicator for concurrency. The results confirm that 6 months before the interview is a good time point for calculating the recommended indicator, but this retrospective estimate is substantially lower than the estimate of concurrency based on the number of current partnerships. The discrepancy is only partially explained by disproportionate missing data in those with more sexual partners.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 22313959
Web of Science ID: 303656000017
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/20676

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