Sero-risk neutral and sero-risk averse: Perceptions of risk and condom use among African couples in Serodiscordant Relationships in the UK

Rogers, Mohamed Kemoh and McKeown, Eamonn (2019) Sero-risk neutral and sero-risk averse: Perceptions of risk and condom use among African couples in Serodiscordant Relationships in the UK. International Journal of STD and AIDS. pp. 1-24. ISSN 0956-4624 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper explores how perceptions of risk of infecting HIV-negative partners influence condom use among Black African heterosexual couples in stable relationships with one partner living with HIV (Serodiscordant Relationships). 25 in-depth couple and individual interviews were analysed through phenomenological reflection and writing. A major finding was that in attempts to preserving their relationships, couples debated condom use strategies based on their perceptions of risk of infecting HIV-negative partners. We recommend that HIV prevention information among Black African heterosexual couples with a partner living with HIV should be understood from the perceptions of risk from both partners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hiv serodiscordant relationships,condom use,perceptions of risk,black african heterosexual couples,health professions(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3600
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2020 07:43
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 00:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74279
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