AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 85–93 | Cite as

African-American Female Adolescents Who Engage in Oral, Vaginal and Anal Sex: “Doing It All” as a Significant Marker for Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infection

  • Laura F. Salazar
  • Richard A. Crosby
  • Ralph J. DiClemente
  • Gina M. Wingood
  • Eve Rose
  • Jessica McDermott-Sales
  • Angela M. Caliendo
Original Paper


African-American female adolescents who engaged in vaginal sex only (= 272) were compared to adolescents who engaged in two types (vaginal plus oral or anal; N = 295) and three types (vaginal, oral and anal; N = 144) on a constellation of other sexual risk behaviors (SRBs) and on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Adjusted contrasts among groups revealed that adolescents who engaged in two and in three types of sex as compared to those who engaged in vaginal sex only were more likely to engage in six of the seven SRBs, but were just as likely to have a STI. One SRB, having ≥ 4 lifetime sex partners, was in turn associated with STI. Two-way interactions indicated that having a casual sex partner and having multiple sex partners in the last 60 days increased the likelihood of STI, but only for adolescents who engaged in all three types.


Anal intercourse Oral intercourse African-American Female adolescents Sexually transmitted infections 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura F. Salazar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard A. Crosby
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ralph J. DiClemente
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
    • 6
  • Gina M. Wingood
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eve Rose
    • 1
  • Jessica McDermott-Sales
    • 1
  • Angela M. Caliendo
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public HealthEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Emory Center for AIDS ResearchEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.College of Public Health at the University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  4. 4.Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, School of MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  6. 6.Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), School of MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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