Sero-prevalence of HIV-1 infection in a cohort of homosexually active men


Hunt, AJ; Christofinis, G; Coxon, APM; Davies, PM; McManus, TJ; Sutherland, S; Weatherburn, P; (1990) Sero-prevalence of HIV-1 infection in a cohort of homosexually active men. Genitourinary Medicine, 66. pp. 423-427.

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Abstract

A non-clinic cohort of 525 homosexually active men from London and South Wales were recruited in 1988 for a study by interview of sexual behaviour. A sample of blood was tested for HIV-1 antibodies. Seropositivity in London was 9.2% compared with 3.4% in South Wales. Men who were not regular STD clinic attenders had a lower rate of seropositivity than did those who were regular attenders. Men who were seropositive reported more sexual partners with whom they had anal intercourse and also reported more episodes of syphilis. Overall, rates of seropositivity were lower than those reported by studies from STD clinics. AJ Hunt, G Christofinis, APM Coxon, PM Davies, TJ McManus, S Sutherland, P Weatherburn

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Sigma Research
PubMed ID: 2265839
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/989883

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