HIV: consensus indicators are needed for concurrency

Concurrent sexual partnerships are thought to be the distinguishing factor behind the severe HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa,where 71% of new HIV infections globally in 2008 occurred. Although concurrency is informally recognised as overlapping sexual partnerships,a precise definition and agreed indicator have not emerged. This paper outlines the importance of a standard measure to compare the role of concurrency across populations.

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Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2009
Organization: 
UNAIDS
Languages: 
English