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Risky Sexual Behavior and Correlates of STD Prevalence Among African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples

NIMH Multisite HIV/STD Prevention Trial for African American Couples Group

This paper reports baseline behavioral and biological data collected from a cohort of 535 African American HIV serodiscordant couples enrolled in the Eban study across four urban metro areas. Data were collected on (1) the prevalence of risky sexual behaviors that occur within a couple and with concurrent sexual partners, (2) the STD prevalence for each member of the couple and (3) the correlates of STDs in the male partner as well as in the female partner. Presentation of the sociodemographic characterization and HIV risk behavior profiles of African American HIV serodiscordant couples represents an important initial description of a hidden, vulnerable population. Future research should be conducted with diverse samples of African American couples (i.e., younger couples, non-stable couples) to explore other potential correlates of STD prevalence.

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AIDS and Behavior
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https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-010-9698-8

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April 12, 2018
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