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Behavior surveillance: prevalence and factors associated with high-risk sexual behavior among HIV-infected men in Brazil in the post-HAART era.

AIDS and Behavior

Adult, Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active, Brazil, epidemiology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, HIV Infections, drug therapy, transmission, Heterosexuality, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Sexual Behavior, statistics & numerical data, Sexual Partners, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Unsafe Sex, psychology

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      A cross-sectional analysis was conducted to describe unsafe sexual practices among HIV-infected men under care in two Brazilian urban areas. Data were collected by face-to-face interviews. Twenty-five percent practiced unprotected sex in the previous year, 16% were abstinent, 33% had sex with men only, 45% with women only, 48% had male/female stable partners, 84% were on HAART and 48% had AIDS. Illicit drug use, number of female partners, having stable partners, and STD diagnosis were associated with unsafe sex. Interventions to reduce risk taking behavior among HIV-positive men under care in these settings are urgent, especially among heterosexual stable couples.

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