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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, M. K. and McKeown, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-4183-5376 (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 & AIDS, 31(13), pp. 1291-1299. doi: 10.1177/0956462419889264

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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been published in International Journal of STD & AIDS by SAGE, doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462419889264. Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses
Publisher Keywords: HIV serodiscordant relationships, condom use, perceptions of risk, Black African heterosexual couples
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Health Sciences
Date available in CRO: 08 Dec 2021 12:05
Date deposited: 8 December 2021
Date of acceptance: 22 October 2019
Date of first online publication: 27 September 2020
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/27196
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