HPTN Bibliographic Record

Gross M, Holte SE, Marmor M, Mwatha A, Koblin BA, Mayer KH. Anal sex among HIV-seronegative women at high risk of HIV exposure. The HIVNET Vaccine Preparedness Study 2 Protocol Team. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2000, 24: 393-8.
To assess the prevalence and the sociodemographic and behavioral correlates of anal sex in a cohort of HIV-seronegative U.S. women at high risk of HIV exposure, we administered a risk assessment using audio computer-assisted self-interview (A-CASI). Of 1268 sexually active women, 432 (32%) reported anal sex in the previous 6 months. Compared with women who did not report anal sex, those who did had more unprotected vaginal sex (median of 11 versus 7 episodes; p <. 001) and a higher proportion of unprotected sexual (vaginal plus anal) episodes (median of 0.90 versus 0.81; p =.01). Anal sex was reported by higher proportions of women who did not always use condoms, who used crack in the past year, who were