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Continuing transmission of sexually transmitted diseases among patients infected with HIV

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1540b (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1540

Qualitative study gave different results

  1. K Vedhara,
  2. K H Nott,
  3. R Holt,
  4. P Court,
  5. D Southworth,
  6. Joan Holmes,
  7. M H Snow
  1. Postdoctoral research assistant Department of Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TN
  2. Lecturer in psychology Research assistant Research assistant Department of Psychology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
  3. Member, National Users and Carers Group Department of Health, London SE1 8UG
  4. Head of health promotion North Yorkshire Health Authority, York YO3 4XF
  5. Consultant physician Department of Medicine, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE

    EDITOR,—M A Catchpole and colleagues report evidence of continued transmission of sexually transmitted diseases in homosexual and bisexual men infected with HIV-1.1 They reach several conclusions based on these findings, including that (a) unsafe sexual practices are continuing in substantial numbers of such men; (b) only a minority of these cases of sexually transmitted diseases are likely to be due to long term infections, infections acquired during safer sexual practices, or infections acquired in relationships …

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