The Role of HIV Providers in Secondary HIV Prevention

  • Author: W. David Hardy, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/16/18 (What's New)

Supporting Assets

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Table 1. Factors Associated With Unprotected Sex in Persons Living With HIV

  • Having a partner living with HIV (as opposed to uninfected)
  • Having a greater number of previous sexual partners or episodes of intercourse
  • Having less knowledge about HIV infection, transmission, and associated health risks
  • Believing that safer sex reduces sexual pleasure
  • Being less committed to practicing safer sex
  • Lack of confidence in one’s ability to practice safer sex
  • Having problems communicating to partners about safer sex
  • Believing that condom use is beyond one’s control (important in both sexes, but particularly significant for women)
  • Perceiving barriers to condom use


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