publication . Article . 2013

Association of HIV prevalence and concurrency of sexual partnerships in South Africa's language groups: An ecological analysis

Chris Kenyon;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013 Journal: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, volume 14 (issn: 1608-9693, eissn: 2078-6751, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Health and Medical Publishing Group
<jats:p>Background. There is considerable variation in HIV prevalence between different language groups in South Africa (SA). Sexual partner concurrency has been linked to the spread of HIV, but its effect on differential HIV transmission within SA’s language groups has not been investigated quantitatively.&#x0D; &#x0D; Objective. This ecological analysis was intended to explore the degree to which the variation in HIV prevalence according to language group can be explained by differential concurrency rates.&#x0D; &#x0D; Method. Linear regression was used to assess the association between each language group’s HIV prevalence and four risk factors: the prevalence...
free text keywords: Infectious Diseases, Sexual network, ecological, circumcision, condom, multiple-partners., Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
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