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Publication

Author(s):

Adedimeji AA, Hoover DR, Shi Q, Gard T, Mutimura E, Sinayobye JD, Cohen MH, Anastos K.

Pub Title:

Sexual Behavior and Risk Practices of HIV Positive and HIV Negative Rwandan Women.

Pub Date:

Dec 9 2014

Pub Region(s):

Central Africa

Journal:

Title: 
AIDS and Behavior
Link: 
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10461-014-0964-z

PubMed: 25488169
Pub PDF: PDF icon 25488169_0.pdf

Abstract
It is not well understood how infection with HIV and prior experience of sexual violence affects sexual behavior in African women. We describe factors influencing current sexual practices of Rwandan women living with or without HIV/AIDS. By design, 75 % of participants were HIV positive and ~50 % reported having experienced genocidal rape. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were fit to describe demographic and clinical characteristics that influenced sexual behavior in the previous 6 months, condom use, history of transactional sex, and prior infection with a non-HIV sexually transmitted disease. Respondents' age, where they lived, whether or not they lived with a husband or partner, experience of sexual trauma, CD4 count, CES-D and PTSD scores were strongly associated with risky sexual behavior and infection with non-HIV STI. HIV positive women with a history of sexual violence in the contexts of war and conflict may be susceptible to some high-risk sexual behaviors.
 

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Citation:

Adedimeji AA, Hoover DR, Shi Q, Gard T, Mutimura E, Sinayobye JD, Cohen MH, Anastos K. Sexual Behavior and Risk Practices of HIV Positive and HIV Negative Rwandan Women. AIDS Behav. 2014 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25488169.