Not disclosing their HIV status to partners was also associated with having lost a job or a place to stay because of being HIV positive and feeling less able to disclose to partners. Not disclosing HIV status to sex partners is probably the product of multiple factors. In addition, people who do not disclose their HIV status may have had adverse experiences related to previous disclosures, including loss of social support, loss of employment, violent reactions and other forms of discrimination. Finally, people who fail to disclose their HIV status may merely lack a sense of efficacy for being able to effectively disclose their HIV status, especially to their sex partners.
HIV prevalence differs by more than an order of magnitude between South Africa's racial groups. Comparing the sexual behaviors and other risk factors for HIV transmission between the different races may shed light on the determinants of South Africa's generalized HIV epidemic. Five nationally representative and one city-representative population-based surveys of sexual behavior were used to assess the extent to which various risk factors co-varied with HIV prevalence by race in South Africa.
New research has found that having 10 or more sexual partners in a lifetime appears to be linked to a higher incidence of being diagnosed with cancer. Carried out by researchers from Canada, Vienna, Italy, the UK, and Turkey, the new study looked at data gathered from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Elsa , which followed a nationally representative sample of 2, men and 3, women age 50 and over living in England. The participants were asked how many sexual partners they had had during their lifetime, with the answers categorized as ; ; ; and 10 or more sexual partners. The participants were also asked to rate their own health including any long-term conditions, and provide information on their age, ethnicity, marital status, household income, smoking status, physical activity levels, and any depressive symptoms.