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01.12.2014 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 12/2014

AIDS and Behavior 12/2014

Partner Age Differences and Concurrency in South Africa: Implications for HIV-Infection Risk Among Young Women

AIDS and Behavior > Ausgabe 12/2014
Brendan Maughan-Brown, Chris Kenyon, Mark N. Lurie
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Partner-age difference is an HIV-risk factor among young women in Africa, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We used nationally representative data among black South Africans (men: 3,530; women: 3,946) to examine the proportion of women in partnerships involving male partner concurrency by age of female partners and by age-disparate (≥5 years) partnerships. Of all partners reported by men, 35 % of young (16–24) women were in partnerships involving male partner concurrency of 4 weeks or longer during the past 12 months. Young women in age-disparate partnerships were more likely to be in partnerships with men who had other concurrent partners (9 %; OR 1.88 p < 0.01) and more likely to be connected to an older sexual network. Our results suggest that the relationship between male concurrency and age-disparate relationships may increase HIV risk for young women by connecting them to larger and older sexual networks.

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Table, partner history table from the Second National Communication Survey, 2009 (DOC 49 kb)
Figure, average age of partner’s other partner by age of women in all concurrent partnerships reported by men (DOC 251 kb)
Logistic regression model (DOC 49 kb)
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