Sero-risk neutral and sero-risk averse: perceptions of risk and condom use among Black African heterosexual migrant couples in serodiscordant relationships in the UK

Rogers, Mohamed Kemoh and McKeown, Eamonn (2020) Sero-risk neutral and sero-risk averse: perceptions of risk and condom use among Black African heterosexual migrant couples in serodiscordant relationships in the UK. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 31 (13). pp. 1291-1299. ISSN 0956-4624

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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). Twenty-five in-depth couple and individual interviews were analysed through phenomenological reflection and writing. A major finding was that in attempts to preserve 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: black african heterosexual couples,hiv serodiscordant relationships,condom use,perceptions of risk,dermatology,public health, environmental and occupational health,pharmacology (medical),infectious diseases ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2708
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2020 07:43
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 01:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74279
DOI: 10.1177/0956462419889264

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