Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan area

 

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dc.contributor.author Mah, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-29T08:51:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-29T08:51:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Mah, T. (2008). Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan Area. Centre for Social Science Research: University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19323
dc.description.abstract Concurrent sexual partnerships are increasingly recognized as an important behavioural driver of HIV epidemics, particularly in southern Africa. The prevalence of HIV among young people in South Africa can be reduced by decreases in sexual risk behaviours, including engaging in concurrent partnerships. This analysis examines the frequency and correlates of concurrency in a representative multi-racial young adult (aged 16-26) population in the Cape Metropolitan Area, using multivariate logistic regression. Overall, approximately 13% of sexually active young adults reported concurrency during their last sexual partnership, though there was significant variability by sex and race, ranging from 33% of young Black men to 2% of young Coloured women reporting concurrency. Concurrency was associated with other high risk behaviours, including a higher number of lifetime sex partners and a lower age of sexual debut. Future prevention effects among young adults will need to address concurrency in order to minimize the risk of HIV infection. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
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dc.title Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan area en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-04-29T08:49:05Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mah, T. (2008). <i>Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan area</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19323 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mah, Timothy <i>Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan area.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19323 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mah T. Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan area. 2008 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19323 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Mah, Timothy AB - Concurrent sexual partnerships are increasingly recognized as an important behavioural driver of HIV epidemics, particularly in southern Africa. The prevalence of HIV among young people in South Africa can be reduced by decreases in sexual risk behaviours, including engaging in concurrent partnerships. This analysis examines the frequency and correlates of concurrency in a representative multi-racial young adult (aged 16-26) population in the Cape Metropolitan Area, using multivariate logistic regression. Overall, approximately 13% of sexually active young adults reported concurrency during their last sexual partnership, though there was significant variability by sex and race, ranging from 33% of young Black men to 2% of young Coloured women reporting concurrency. Concurrency was associated with other high risk behaviours, including a higher number of lifetime sex partners and a lower age of sexual debut. Future prevention effects among young adults will need to address concurrency in order to minimize the risk of HIV infection. DA - 2008 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2008 T1 - Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan area TI - Concurrent sexual partnerships and HIV/AIDS among youths in the Cape Metropolitan area UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19323 ER - en_ZA


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