[Surveillance of HIV/AIDS-related behaviors among men who have sex with men--Switzerland, 1992-2004].

Title[Surveillance of HIV/AIDS-related behaviors among men who have sex with men--Switzerland, 1992-2004].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBalthasar, H, Jeannin, A, Dubois-Arber, F
JournalInt J Public Health
Volume52
Issue1
Pagination27-38
Date Published2007
ISSN1661-8556
KeywordsAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adult, AIDS Serodiagnosis, Condoms, Health Behavior, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Mass Screening, Population Surveillance, Sexual Partners, Social Environment, Switzerland, Unsafe Sex, Utilization Review
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To update (1992-2004, Switzerland) trends in behaviors and opinions relative to HIV prevention among men who have sex with men.

METHODS: A cross sectional survey, repeated five times since 1992, among readers of the gay press and members of gay associations.

RESULTS: An increase was observed in the median number of partners (1994: 5; 2004: 7, p

CONCLUSIONS: The slow trend towards a reduction of safer sex practices continues among men who have sex with men. It is necessary to strengthen prevention interventions in this population.

Alternate URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17966817?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalInt J Public Health
Citation Key / SERVAL ID2558
PubMed ID17966817

                         

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