[Bisexuality and AIDS. Implications for heterosexual HIV infections in women]

Courvoisier, S; Täuber, MG; Lüthy, R (1989). [Bisexuality and AIDS. Implications for heterosexual HIV infections in women]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 78(17), pp. 486-93. Bern: Huber

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One of the possible pathways into heterosexual population is the transfer of HIV-virus from bisexual men to their female partners. Therefore sexual behaviour of HIV-positive and -negative bisexual men (n = 31) before and after Aids-disease was analysed. Prior to the Aids-epidemic promiscuous behavior towards male partners (about one female partner per year versus 10 male partners per year). Relatively common contacts to woman occurred within steady relationships. After contact with HIV-test and personal counselling sexual practice became significantly different. The number of female and male contacts was markedly reduced, especially female chance acquaintances were avoided; safer sex was preferred and readiness to inform female partners about bisexuality was increased. This study suggests that reduction of risk for HIV-infection of female partners by homosexual men can be achieved by means of a HIV-test and personal counselling, a possibility that should be considered in preventive concepts.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

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Täuber, Martin G.










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04 Oct 2013 15:00

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04 May 2014 23:17

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25807 (FactScience: 60988)

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