Friday, August 21, 2009

Serosorting and 'strategic positioning' used by HIV-positive US gay men to reduce HIV transmission risks, shows meta-analysis

via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter

Over 40% of gay and other men who have sex with men diagnosed with HIV in the US have unprotected anal intercourse, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the August 24th edition of AIDS. However, there was evidence that those engaging in unprotected sex were attempting to limit the risk of HIV transmission to partners by employing strategies such as "serosorting" (sex with other HIV-positive men) or “strategic positioning” (adopting the receptive role during unprotected sex). There was no evidence that clinical factors such as adherence to HIV treatment, or an undetectable viral load affected unprotected sexual activities.

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