Determinants of HIV serostatus disclosure to sexual partner among HIV-positive alcohol users in haiti

Donaldson F. Conserve, Gary King, Jessy G. Dévieux, Michéle Jean-Gilles, Robert Malow

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between antiretroviral therapy use, participants' knowledge of partner's HIV serostatus, number of sex partners, perceived infectivity and HIV disclosure to a main sexual partner among 258 HIV-positive Haitian alcohol users. Only 38.6 % had disclosed their HIV serostatus to sexual partners. Logistic regression analyses revealed that participants who self-reported having an HIV-negative partner (OR = 0.36, 95 % CI 0.13-0.97) or a partner of unknown HIV status (OR = 0.09, 95 % CI 0.04-0.22) were less likely to disclose their HIV serostatus than participants who self-reported having an HIV-positive partner. Participants who had more than one sexual partner in the past 3 months (OR = 0.41, 95 % CI 0.19-0.90) were also less likely to disclose than participants who had one partner. These findings suggest the need for couples-based programs to assist people living with HIV (PLWH) with the disclosure process, especially among PLWH who have more than one sexual partner and/or are in serodiscordant relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1045
Number of pages9
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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