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Prostitution and risk of HIV: male partners of female prostitutes.
BMJ. 1993 Aug 07; 307(6900):359-61.BMJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To describe risk behaviours for infection with HIV in male sexual partners of female prostitutes.

DESIGN

A cross sectional study.

SETTING

Genitourinary medicine clinic, St Mary's Hospital, London.

SUBJECTS

112 self identified male sexual partners of female prostitutes: 101 who reported commercial sexual relationships only, five who reported non-commercial relationships only, and six who reported both commercial and non-commercial relationships.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Reported risk behaviours for infection with HIV.

RESULTS

Of the 40 men who had had previous HIV tests or were tested during the study, two (5%) were infected with HIV. Of the men who would answer the questions, 34/94 reported having sex with other men, 2/105 reported using injected drugs, 8/105 had a history of blood transfusion, 14/108 reported a past history of gonorrhoea, 44/102 reported paying for sex abroad, and 8/92 said that they had also been paid for sex. Of the 55 men who reported paying for vaginal intercourse in the past year, 45 (82%) said that they had always used a condom. In contrast, of the 11 non-paying partners of prostitutes, only two (18%) reported ever using a condom with their partners.

CONCLUSIONS

Men who have sex with female prostitutes cannot be assumed to be at risk of infection with HIV only by this route: homosexual contact may place them at greater risk. Despite the heterogeneity among male sexual partners of prostitutes, patterns of use of condoms were uniform when they were considered as a reflection of the type of relationship a man had with a female prostitute rather than a consequence of an individual's level of risk.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Academic Department of Public Health, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8374418

Citation

Day, S, et al. "Prostitution and Risk of HIV: Male Partners of Female Prostitutes." BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), vol. 307, no. 6900, 1993, pp. 359-61.
Day S, Ward H, Perrotta L. Prostitution and risk of HIV: male partners of female prostitutes. BMJ. 1993;307(6900):359-61.
Day, S., Ward, H., & Perrotta, L. (1993). Prostitution and risk of HIV: male partners of female prostitutes. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 307(6900), 359-61.
Day S, Ward H, Perrotta L. Prostitution and Risk of HIV: Male Partners of Female Prostitutes. BMJ. 1993 Aug 7;307(6900):359-61. PubMed PMID: 8374418.
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