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Sexual risk after HIV diagnosis: a comparison of pre-ART individuals with CD4>500 cells/ul and ART-eligible individuals in a HIV treatment and care programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:25:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:25:21Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2413
dc.description.abstract Little is known about people diagnosed as HIV-positive who access HIV care early in their disease. This cross-sectional study compared individuals presenting for HIV care. Baseline characteristics were contrasted between the two groups and logistic regression models used to explore group differences in: (a) being sexually active in the last month; (b) disclosure of HIV status to current partner; (c) knowing the HIV status of one's current partner; and (d) condom use at last sex. Reported sexual risk behaviours by pre-ART individuals suggest a continued risk of onward HIV transmission. There is a need for positive prevention efforts to target this group given that current treatment guidelines do not provide them with ART. Strengthening support regarding disclosure, partner HIV testing and consistent condom use, and further promotion of HIV testing in the community to assist earlier diagnosis are urgently required. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.title Sexual risk after HIV diagnosis: a comparison of pre-ART individuals with CD4>500 cells/ul and ART-eligible individuals in a HIV treatment and care programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16 en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of the International AIDS Society en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8553 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=15593 en
dc.PageNumber online en
dc.outputnumber 7322 en
dc.bibliographictitle McGrath, N., Richter, L. & Newell, M-L. (2013) Sexual risk after HIV diagnosis: a comparison of pre-ART individuals with CD4>500 cells/ul and ART-eligible individuals in a HIV treatment and care programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. <i>Journal of the International AIDS Society</i>. 16:online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2413 en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 McGrath, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Richter, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Newell, M-L. en


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