Serosorting can potentially increase HIV transmissions.

TitleSerosorting can potentially increase HIV transmissions.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsButler DM, Smith DM
JournalAIDS
Volume21
Issue9
Pagination1218-20
Date Published2007 May 31
ISSN0269-9370
KeywordsFemale, HIV Infections, HIV Seronegativity, HIV Seropositivity, Humans, Male, Models, Biological, Risk Factors, Safe Sex, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Partners
Abstract

The effectiveness of a serosorting strategy for HIV prevention depends on the accuracy of individuals' serostatus disclosures. We modeled the risks of sexual transmission of HIV under various circumstances differing by the type of disclosures made. Accounting for rates of unrecognized HIV infection, treatment status and differences in infectivity by stage of infection, we found that serosorting can increase the transmission risk for some groups.

DOI10.1097/QAD.0b013e32814db7bf
Alternate JournalAIDS
PubMed ID17502737
Grant List2P30 MH 62512-06 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
AI 043638 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
AI 07384 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
AI 07745 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
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