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Title

Multiple Sexual Partnerships Among Poor Urban Dwellers in Kampala, Uganda

Authors

Kajubi P, Green EC, Hudes ES

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Other

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Journal Name

JAIDS

Publication Date

2/11/2011

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Multiple%20Sexual%20Partnerships%20Among%20Poor%20Urban%20Dwellers%20in%20Kampala%2C%20Uganda

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PMID

21317796

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study examined two issues of current importance for AIDS prevention in Uganda: the frequency of multiple sexual partnerships, and whether optimistic perceptions about the severity of AIDS are associated with riskier sexual behavior.

METHODS:

405 men and women ages 20-39 from two poor neighborhoods of Kampala were interviewed about their sexual behavior over the prior 6 months and about other partners during current relationships. They also completed a 7-item scale measuring perception of the severity of HIV/AIDS.

RESULTS:

21.2% of men and 2.9% of women reported ongoing concurrent partnerships; 28.8% and 6.8% reported more than one partner in the past six months. 22.2% of men and 32.4% of women believed their partner had had other partners during the relationship. Overall, 56.1% of men and 57.0% of women reported potentially being involved in a multiple or concurrent partnership. Respondents rating AIDS as more severe were more likely to be monogamous.

CONCLUSIONS:

Multiple sexual partnerships may be more common in Uganda than generally supposed, and optimism about the severity of AIDS is associated with having multiple partners. These findings have important implications for HIV/AIDS epidemiology and prevention.

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Topic

Racial Disparities; Risk Assessment; Risk Reduction Counseling

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