Sexual Partner Notification of HIV Infection Among a National United States-Based Sample of HIV-Infected Men

E. J. Edelman, K. S. Gordon, M. Hogben, S. Crystal, K. Bryant, A. C. Justice, D. A. Fiellin

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Abstract

Limited data exist on whether sexual partner notification practices among HIV-infected men, particularly those who have sex with men (MSM), vary by HIV viral load. We examined factors associated with complete (all partners) versus incomplete partner notification in 760 HIV-infected individuals across the United States, 49 % of whom were MSM. Thirty-four percent reported incomplete partner notification. Incomplete partner notification was more likely among black men, MSM, and those reporting casual partners and non-condom use. Partner notification practices did not vary by HIV viral load except among those with casual partners in whom a detectable viral load was associated with incomplete partner notification. Increased sexual partner notification among HIV-infected men, especially MSM, is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1898-1903
Number of pages6
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social Psychology

Keywords

  • Disease notification
  • HIV
  • Sexual partners
  • Sexually transmitted diseases/prevention and control

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