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Patterns and Correlates of Sexual Activity and Condom Use Behavior in Persons 50-Plus Years of Age Living with HIV/AIDS

by Lovejoy, Travis I.

Abstract (Summary)
By the year 2015, 50% of all persons living with HIV/AIDS in the United States will be 50 years of age or older. This study characterized rates of sexual activity and identified psychosocial, physiologic, and behavioral correlates of sexual activity and condom use behavior in a metropolitan sample of 290 HIV-infected adults 50-plus years of age. Thirty-eight percent of participants were sexually active in the past three months; 33% of sexually active individuals had at least one occasion of anal or vaginal intercourse that was not condom protected. Rates and correlates of sexual activity and condom use behavior differed between gay/bisexual men, heterosexual men, and heterosexual women. As the number of middle-aged and older adults living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. continues to increase, age-appropriate and culturally-contextualized secondary risk-reduction interventions are urgently needed.
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School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:hiv aids older adults sexual activity condom use

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Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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