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Barriers to the modification of sexual behavior among heterosexuals at risk for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

  • Karolynn Siegel
  • William C. Gibson

Abstract

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) may no longer be viewed as a disease that only poses a significant threat to homosexual men and intravenous drug users. About 7% of cases diagnosed in 1986 were from among three groups in which the majority of cases are thought to result from heterosexual transmission: heterosexual contacts; persons born outside of the US; and persons with no identified risk factor. The proportion of cases accounted for by these groups is projected to increase to 10% in 1991.1 If one considers only the cases acquired through heterosexual contact, it is projected that the proportion of all cases in this category will increase from 2% in 1986 to 5% in 1991.1

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Negative Life Event Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Venereal Disease 
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© Medical Society of the State of New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karolynn Siegel
    • 1
  • William C. Gibson
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of Social WorkMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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