Sexual partnerships of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Layze Braz de Oliveira, Matheus Costa Brandão Matos, Giselle Juliana de Jesus, Renata Karina Reis, Elucir Gir, Telma Maria Evangelista de Araújo


Objective: to characterize the sexual partnerships established by people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Methods: an epidemiological study carried out with 173 participants in a medical assistance service specialized in the treatment of people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Data were collected through an individual interview with a specific questionnaire for the study. Pearson’s Chi-square test was used to analyze the data. Results:the majority of the participants were male, young adults (54/30.9%), single (94/53.7%), complete high school (72/41.1%) and sexually infected (150/85.7%). The variables gender (p<0.001), marital status (p<0.001), living with partner (p<0.001), exposure form (p=0.040) and partner serology (p<0.001) showed statistical difference. Conclusion: people with this infection establish different forms of sexual partnerships, which were influenced by sex, marital status, living with the partner, form of exposure and serology of the partner.


HIV; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Patient Care; Sexual Behavior.

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