Sexual histories of heterosexual couples with one HIV-infected partner

Am J Public Health. 1990 Aug;80(8):990-1. doi: 10.2105/ajph.80.8.990.


Ninety-eight heterosexual couples enrolled in a HIV transmission study, at least one of whom was HIV-infected, were interviewed about sexual behavior. Although males and females were interviewed separately, there was agreement between them on the number of sexual contacts, the practice or anal intercourse, and condom use. These findings of strong reliability are encouraging, but do not necessarily imply that the data are valid.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Coitus
  • Contraceptive Devices, Male / statistics & numerical data
  • Data Collection / standards
  • Female
  • HIV Seropositivity*
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Sexual Partners*