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Table 2 Comparison of sexual behavior characteristics among men and women receiving antiretroviral treatment in southwestern Uganda, April to October 2006

From: Alcohol use and HIV serostatus of partner predict high-risk sexual behavior among patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in South Western Uganda

Characteristic Male Female pvalue
  n=107 n=222  
Sexually active 81 (75.7%) 87 (39.4%) <0.0001
Current interest in sex    
Low 48 (44.9%) 155 (69.8%)  
Normal 56 (52.3%) 60 (27.0%)  
High 3 (2.8%) 7 (3.2%) <0.0001
Interest in sex since ART    
started    
Decreased 36 (33.9%) 125 (56.3%)  
Remained the same 50 (47.2%) 77 (34.7%) <0.0001
Increased 20 (18.9%) 20 (9.0%)  
  Among sexually active only n=168
  Male=81 Female=87  
Mean number of lifetime sexual partners (median) 8.4 (3) 3.2 (2) <0.001*
Mean number of sexual partners over the last 6 months (Median) 1.2 (1) 0.98 (1) <0.001*
Unprotected sex at last intercourse (among sexually active only) 21 (25.9%) 19 (22.1%) 0.59
Sero status of partner at last    
intercourse 27 (33.3%) 5 (5.8%)  
Negative 37 (45.7%) 42 (48.8%)  
Positive 17 (21.0%) 39 (45.4%) <0.001
Unknown    
  1. * Wilcoxon-Mann–Whitney test.